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Video: 3 Presidents Before Trump Promised To Move U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

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Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California blasted President Trump for his bold decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Feinstein claimed it would be a “terrible decision” even though she previously voted for the embassy to be moved.

In 1995, Diane Feinstein defended the move of the US embassy to Israel. Feinstein gave a passionate plea on the Senate floor:  “Let me state what I believe are some basic truths. The first basic truth is that the United States of America has an absolute right to place its embassy in a capital city, any capital city. Clearly, Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”

The hypocrisy of the left doesn’t stop there…

On December 6, 2018, President Donald Trump announcedthat America formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city, changing decades of U.S. policy in a brief afternoon speech and casting the move as a bid to preserve, not derail, aspirations for regional peace.

The critics of Donald Trump attacked his decision. Meanwhile, the truth is, that for decades, some of the most beloved Democrats have used the promise of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a way to get votes.

In 1999, while campaigning for New York’s US Senate seat, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a letter, that she considered Jerusalem to be the“eternal and indivisible capital of Israel”and will be an active advocate — if elected to New York’s Senate seat —to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

In a letter that became public Thursday, Mrs. Clinton wrote: “If I am chosen by New Yorkers to be their senator, or in whatever position I find myself in the years to come, you can be sure that I will be an active, committed advocate for a strong and secure Israel, able to live in peace with its neighbors, with the United States Embassy located in its capital, Jerusalem.”

Hillary’s not the only one to promise, that if elected, they would move heaven and earth to make Jerusalem the rightful capital of Israel. As it turns out, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama (twice) also made the same promise. The only problem is, none of them had the courage to do it.

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