JERUSALEM: Biden’s Move To Roll Back Trump’s Embassy Changes Could Violate US Law

Written by Wes Walker on June 14, 2022

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One of the reasons we’re now in the trouble we’re in after only a year under Biden has to do with the Dems’ kneejerk impulse to unwind anything Trump has done.

That impulse is coming back into play as Joe pivots to placate the Israel-is-an-evil-oppressor-state wing of the Democrat party. But will placating them put Joe in conflict with American law?

As far back as the Clinton administration, there has been a law on the books directing the federal government to relocate our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Clinton, Dubya, and Obama all pledged to follow through with that. Each and every one of them refused to take action. Instead of following through on the will of Congress, each President kicked the ball down the road, filing an extension every so often to justify their inaction.

Like Presidents before him, Trump made that same promise. Unlike Presidents before him — he kept it.

Biden seems ready to undo it.

The State Department confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon that a new Office of Palestinian Affairs will be established in Jerusalem and act independently of the U.S. ambassador to Israel’s office there. The formation of a separate diplomatic office bolsters U.S. relations with the Palestinian government and could violate the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, which mandated that a single U.S. embassy be established in the holy city.

The State Department also confirmed that it is working to go even further—opening an official Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem wholly independent of the U.S. embassy in Israel. Attempts to establish this diplomatic facility have been stymied by Israel’s opposition to the move, and the recent formation of the Palestinian Affairs office is viewed as a temporary workaround. That would set the stage for Jerusalem to once again be viewed by the United States as divided between Israeli and Palestinian territories.

Former U.S. diplomats who spoke to the Free Beacon about the move said the Biden administration is trying to undermine former president Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which eliminated a formal distinction between West and East Jerusalem. By establishing an office dedicated to the Palestinian government in the city, the administration is reopening the possibility of allowing that government to assume control of portions of the city.

“Opening a diplomatic office to the Palestinians in Jerusalem after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, making it clear Jerusalem is part of Israel, has the same disastrous consequences as opening a formal consulate,” David Milstein, who served as special assistant to former U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman, told the Free Beacon. “This decision is a blatant effort to begin to unravel the implementation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 and circumvent Israel’s clear opposition to a formal consulate, especially since the Biden administration admits this step is part of its plan to still open a consulate.” —WashingtonFreeBeacon

There is also the small matter of the fact that — contrary to Rashida Tlaib’s fervent views on the topic — there is no actual state called Palestine. If, in fact, it were its own state, we would not be arguing about whether the way forward would include a 2-state or 1-state solution, would we?

Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy vaunted genius has been on full display throughout his first year.

Just look at how he has handled China, Afghanistan, our Southern Border, North Korea’s Missile tests, failed negotiations with Iran, the emergence of a new Global axis intent on rivaling the G8, and how Joe used all of that anti-Putin bravado he bragged about in the Presidential debates to stare down Putin so that he didn’t make any advances on his neighbors.

In his case, even dumpster fire isn’t big enough to describe it…

Why would Joe possibly think that an embassy move in Jerusalem that was acknowledged as the precursor to the historic Abraham Accords and Middle East peace deals signed while Trump was in office would be a better plan than the one that accomplished absolutely nothing during every administration from Carter to Obama?

Everything else Joe has touched in the last year has turned to ashes.

But this time it will be different, right?

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