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Video resurfaces of Obama declaring Jerusalem as Capital of Israel! Where is the left now?

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In September 2016, Mr Trump promised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he would move the US embassy in Jerusalem and declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Trump also said:

“While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver.”

You might be surprised to discover one of the people he could be talking about is his predecessor Barack Obama.

Firstly, here’s what the United States policy was before now

Confusingly, the US Congress passed a law in 1995 called the Jerusalem Embassy Act which described Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said it should not be divided.

That law required the US embassy to be moved to Jerusalem by 1999. 
But this hasn’t happened because every six months, successive presidents have signed a waiver to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv for national security reasons.

As well, successive presidents have backed negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on the status of Jerusalem.
However, that’s not always what they said before they took office.

In 2008, then Democratic candidate Barack Obama called Jerusalem the ‘capital of Israel’

In 2000, then Republican candidate George W Bush promised to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.
He too made the comment to AIPAC:

“Something will happen when I’m president: as soon as I take office I will begin the process of moving the US ambassador to the city Israel has chosen as its capital.”

But this never happened during his eight years as president.
In 1993, former president Bill Clinton also came to office saying he supported ‘the principle’ of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem … but again it didn’t happen

EMPTY PROMISES!

The only one keeping his campaign promises is TRUMP! SHARE if you AGREE!

H/T: ABC

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