Two Views of Jerusalem


One point of view concerning President Trumps decision to obey the law and move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem (Congress mandated the move before the turn of the century) is summed up by the headline on a post at Breitbart Unmasked Bunny Billy Boy Brett Unread: Trump Throws Gasoline on Middle East Fire by Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital. There’s not much original thought in the BU piece by “Staff Writer”—just a bunch of cut-and-paste from the usual suspects such as CNN and the NYT.

A more insightful view is outlined in a piece over at Bloomberg: Trump Teaches Palestinians About the New Middle East. The article begins by noting that the Sunni Arabs are more concerned about Iran than the West Bank. Indeed, there are signs that the Sunnis are ready to consider a three-way alliance with Israel and the U.S. to roll back Iranian expansion.

And so, Israel’s full participation in the Trump-Sunni project comes at a price. Netanyahu has a vision of how to solve the Palestinian issue. It includes a unified Jerusalem legally belonging to Israel, as well as continued West Bank settlement and, if there ever is a deal, a demilitarized Palestinian entity. The alternative — no deal — is okay with him, too.

Seen this way, Trump’s move today is not a Hanukkah present at all.  It is a down payment. How long will it take to build that embassy? Three years? Four? No rush. Time is on Israel’s side.

Read the whole thing.

This and That


Seven ‘Fact’s Politifact Got Flagrantly Wrong While Providing Cover For Clinton Foundation

Clinton Campaign Admits Hillary Used Same Tax Avoidance “Scheme” As Trump

‘The Fire Under All of This Smoke is … Barely Enough to Light a Cigar’

Obama’s Blinkered Generals

‘October Surprise’? Wikileaks’ Assange Plans Tuesday Video Appearance After First Canceling Due to ‘Security Concerns’

Read all of ’em.

Suing Hillary


The families of two to the victims of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack are suing Hillary Clinton alleging that her use of her private email server contributed to the wrongful deaths of their sons. They are also suing her for defamation based on her subsequent comments about the families.

NBC and Fox have put different spins on the story. Can you guess which spins which way?