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June 8, 2015 5:41 pm

Major Jewish Groups Express ‘Concern’ Over Supreme Court Jerusalem Status Ruling

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The Supreme Court overturns congressional law requiring State Department to recognize Jerusalem as being in Israel on passport place of birth. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Supreme Court overturned a congressional law requiring the State Department to recognize Jerusalem as being in Israel on passport place of birth. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Major North American Jewish groups expressed “concern” on Monday over a Supreme Court ruling rejecting a congressional law that required the State Department to recognize Jerusalem as a part of Israel.

“We are deeply concerned by the 6-3 decision of the Supreme Court striking down a congressional law approved in 2002 that would allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to designate Israel as their country of birth,” said Stephen Greenberg, Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations and Executive Vice Chairman Malcolm Hoenlein.

“We do not believe that Jerusalem born American citizens having Israel on their passport would impinge on future negotiations or compromise the role of the United States,” they said, referring to the argument that the law would have jeopardized American neutrality over the sovereignty of Jerusalem, which Palestinians also claim for their capital city.

The Anti-Defamation League meanwhile “expressed disappointment” over the ruling.

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“It is sad and unfortunate that Israel – as a sovereign nation – is the only country in the world whose capital comes under such scrutiny and has to defend its right to determine where its capital city exists,” said ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman.

“It’s time for the Executive Branch to face the reality: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,” he said.

B’nai B’rith International wrote that “Countries have the right to determine their own capital city, and Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.”

“The court’s ruling, however, effectively brings into question whether Jerusalem is even part of Israel. The ruling could allow for an interpretation that even West Jerusalem, whose status has never been disputed even by the United Nations, could be up for negotiation. This ruling deprives American citizens from listing their rightful birthplace on an official document,” said the international Zionist group.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday said in response to the ruling: “Just as Washington is the U.S. capital, London is the capital of Great Britain and Paris the capital of France, so too Jerusalem has been and always will be the capital of Israel, but even more than that the heart and soul of the Jewish people.”

By a 6-3 majority on Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that “the President has the exclusive power to grant formal recognition to a foreign sovereign,” asserting the president’s “constitutional powers” in the realm of foreign policy.

The U.S., like most other countries that maintain diplomatic ties with Israel, has its embassy in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem.

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  • President Obama said: “I hope that the world will
    remember me with love.”
    Sure, the Islamic States most of all will deeply regret the end of your presidential mandate!

    I believe that the world will remember him with love if he gives back his Nobel Peace Prize.

    • Paul Lockwood

      I don’t think anyone could improve upon your statement about Obama’s legacy.

      How do you get a Nobel Prize before achieving one good deed in the service of the world? Oh yes, it was given to him by an anti-Jewish organization for his service to the future demise of Jews worldwide. Yes, I will love him if he gives the prize back!

      • Elizabeth Juanita Campbell

        6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: (Romans 9:6 KJV)

        Where shall I begin? I too have sought to discover the reason(s) why Obama receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and it keeps escaping this Negress! Look, the entire book of Obadiah’s Edom is code for Merathaim, ala, America, aka babylon-America: One-day America will not only betray Israel, but will take part in the slaughter of Jews in Israel when Iran, Ethiopia, Libya, Russia and Turkey invades.
        1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
        2 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art greatly despised.
        3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?
        4 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith the LORD.
        5 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some grapes?
        6 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up! (Obadiah 1:1-6 KJV)
        To be sure, verse 3 is all about Mt. Rushmore…who dwells there? Americana? Who is full of pride and arrogance, and who pilfers and robs others? Who believe themselves to be invincible?
        Verse 4: Who envisions themselves to be as mighty and powerful as the soaring Eagle? Whose nest is amongst the satellite drones? In reference to verse 5, Look what Jeremiah 50: 37 says:

        37 A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; AND THEY SHALL BE ROBBED.
        The robber shall be robbed! Esau’s things (Edom’s things) will be searched out and sought out all right; see Isaiah 13 KJV!
        Now as you know, there are 3 Supreme So-call associate Justices on the “high” court who call themselves descendants of Israel; they claim to be Jewish, but note what Paul says in Romans 9, see it again!
        6 Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel: (Romans 9:6 KJV)

        These are shameful secular bastions, ordained and kept by Satan! They do Satan’s work every day…phony, hypocritical liars! Who are against God and his ordained!
        24 AND IN HER WAS FOUND THE BLOOD OF PROPHETS, AND OF SAINTS, AND OF ALL THAT WERE SLAIN UPON THE EARTH. (REVELATION 18:24 KJV)
        USA….good ole USA! Rah, rah, rah! Will one-day kill Jews and Christians, those FEMA camps with the Coffins are waiting! These same Ass. Justices would have assisted in the making of this bed: Bigger and badder than Nazii Germany!

        JERUSALEM BELONGS TO ISRAEL, AND ISRAEL BELONGS TO JERUSALEM!

        LIKE:
        MAN BELONGS WITH WO-MAN, AND WO-MAN BELONGS WITH MAN!
        GOD’S LAW!

  • Wolff Bachner

    Let’s be blunt. If you want to start another world war, try to take Jerusalem away from the Jewish people or divide it.

    Jerusalem is the eternal, undivided capital of the Jewish nation of Israel.

    NEVER FORGET – NEVER FORGIVE – NEVER AGAIN

    AM YIRSEL CHAI.

  • Genghis Cohen

    With this decision the US Supreme Court announces its intention to marginalize itself from the world. The Palestinians, according to the Supreme Court, who never were recognized as a nationality (since there never was a nation called Palestine) are recognized as having an equal, if not a superior right, to declare Jerusalem as the capitol of their non-existent state, as does Israel, the nation which founded the city nearly three thousand years ago. With a few more decisions such as silly as this one, most Americans will conclude that the Court has lost its moorings and drifted off into Never Never Land. However, Israelis feel heart-sick at this travesty.

  • Julian Clovelley

    The status of Jerusalem is one that has yet to be sorted out. To become Israel’s capital and have any chance of recognition as such, the city would have to be formally annexed, and all of its Palestinian citizens granted full Israeli Citizenship with an unquestioned right to an Israeli passport

    Otherwise Jerusalem is more akin to Occupied territory

    In addition the historical claim to Jerusalem is on very shaky ground in that the city was the Capital of an Egyptian province long before it could be claimed to be part of a Jewish Kingdom – in particular a Davidic Kingdom of which in historical records (other than sixth to eighth century Judaic religious propaganda), and furthermore in extensive archaeologic search, there appears to be no clearly definable trace.

    The mayors pronouncement is one not accepted universally, for academic reasons, and therefore one might remind Zionism that there are some issues better not pressed, most especially not at Supreme Court level. The result may not be the one expected or desired.

    Identity issues most especially are inadvisably pressed at Supreme Court level, the reason being that Jewish Identity logic is full of holes.

    • Paul Lockwood

      Sir, I think your lack of historical understanding is what’s full of holes.

      You clearly have no Jewish identity and reject in others using history as your basis for antisemitism. Perhaps you should spend less time reading the Elders of Zion and more time reading the archeological and sociological history of the Jewish people.

  • SARA RIFKA

    we should all cry however i have decided this little pension of the american president who is a low life stick figure and will be gone soon

    which jewish groups…..some are not worth the opening of ones mouth

    america…..its all your fault anyway….you sound like the PERRON PIDGEON OF SOUTH AMERICA.

    YOU BEGAN THIS U.S.A…….LOOK AT YOURSELF…..LEAVE EVERYONE ELSE OUT…..YOU ARE THE UGLY MACHINES THAT BEGIN WARS AND HAVE PRESIDENTIAL NUT CASES TO BOOT

    • Paul Lockwood

      Obama used the Jews to get elected and is now using the Jews to elevate his standing with the Muslims. He’s a phony politician, is all. It just took time to see his true colors.

  • Joseph Stein

    Please reference the website:
    http://www.think-israel.org/belman.israelownssamariajudea.html for the detailed legal summary of Tom Belman a Canadian attorney regarding this issue…

    Mr Belman references the Lodge-Fish Resolution 360 of September 21, 1922 as a joint Resolution passed by both houses of the U.S. Congress and signed by President Warren Harding, endorsing the Balfour Declaration with slight variations. This resolution confirmed Jewish sovereignty over the entire area of Palestine including Jerusalem. Under the Doctrine of Estoppel, the US is estopped from making policies, taking any steps, measures, spending any monies on policies, which run contrary to the binding covenant of this resolution. So, no decision, policy or measure taken by subsequent American administrations may be in conflict with the Terms of the Palestine Mandate. This recent Supreme court decision illegally undermines Jewish sovereignty to Jerusalem and is a violation of US law by the US Supreme court itself. Under the articles of the Anglo-American treaty of 1924 this decision further violates international treaty law.

    • Tess

      Sadly the rule of law, conscience and common sense have no place in the decision making of Jew haters.

    • Paul Lockwood

      What a valuable assessment of history and policy. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court of the US is no longer the Court of the past that would stand up for justice and prior agreements. These are political hacks at best. I’m afraid America is not a steadfast friend of Israel any longer. It seems.

  • Shamgar

    The court did not rule that Jerusalem is not Israel’s capital. The nature of the courts ruling was that the Constitution of the United States vests the power of recognising sovereignty in the hands of the executive branch. So this should be taken up with, and outrage directed to Obama…. and Bush and Clinton and Bush and Reagan and Carter (spit on his name) and Ford and Nixon and maybe Johnson too. Let us hope the next president will have the courage and integrity to recognise the self-evident fact that Jerusalem is the Eternal Capital of the Jewish people and the political capitol of the State of Israel

    • KRIS KRISTIAN

      What is interesting, is that Obama, when he was canvassing for the presidency, said” Jerusalem must never be divided” A few days later, he said “that is not what I meant”
      So, at the start, he lied as usual.
      Obama and his judges must refer to the British who gave the entire land to the Jews. The San REmo conference gave the entire land to the Jews. So, whatever those Jew hating judges said is illegal.
      JERUSALEM HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE, THE CAPITAL OF THE JEWISH STATE IS JERUSALEM.
      wHAT RIGHT HAS OBAMA TO DECIDE WHERE THE JEWISH CAPITAL IS?
      AND WHAT RIGHT HAVE THOSE 6 JUDGES TO DECIDE THAT JERUSALEM IS NOT THE JEWISH CAPITAL OF ISRAEL?
      iT SEEMS AS THOUGH EVERY PAST US PRESIDENT WAS A LIAR TO GET THE JEWISH VOTE BY PROMISING TO MOVE THE US EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM
      POLITICS IS A DIRTY GAME.
      IT SEEMS AS THOUGH US IS AFRAID OF THE MUSLIMS/ARABS, SO THEY BOW DOWN TO THE WISHES OF THOSE WHO WANT TO DESTROY THE jEWISH STATE.

      MAY GOD’S CURSE FALL ON ALL OF THOSE WHO DENY JERUSALEM BEING THE CAPIATL OF THE JEWISH STATE OF ISRAEL

      • mary

        half of the judges are jews…guess you don’t read

  • Bonnie

    What is wrong with the Jewish people this is what happened before Hitler tried to kill all the Jews. The Jewish people all over the world need to step up and say and do things to counteract what is happening now!

    Muslims are treated better then Jews and Christians in today’s world.

    There is something really, really wrong with other ethnic groups like the black, Hispanic and Muslim groups always yelling about the injustice in the world and the Jews never saying or complaining out loud about anything. The Jews are too complacent.

  • Jerusalem is the capital of Israel – FOREVER!

  • Scott

    This was pure ideology at work. Kagan and Ginsburg should be especially ashamed of themselves. They just add furor to the belief of the self hating Jews associated with BHO’s favorite “Jewish Organization” – J Street.
    Ben-Ami and Obama are smiling tonight.

    This will also further embolden BHO when his next move is to not use the American veto to protect Israel in the UN Security Council. He and Hollande are already colluding on this next move.

    Hopefully, Netanyahu will fire back by annexing Judea and Samaria the next day.

  • Bullfrog

    Jerusalem is the capital city of Israel. I can not envisage sharing this city with the Palestinians.

    “America .. Wise up to the fact that Israel is here to stay. The Arab world is in total turmoil, mainly due to dysfunctional American foreign policy”.

  • Since Jewish groups never fought/campaigned against the refusal of the State Department to recognize even Israeli control over “West Jerusalem” prior even to 1967, they now reap the result of their weakness.

    BTW, let’s not forget that the basis for this approach of the state department is that all of Jerusalem was part of the enclave to be governed internationally by UN and/or great powers, the corpus separatum which was part of the UN GA partition recommendation. But Bethlehem and the adjacent Christian villages [at least at that time] of Beyt Sahour and Beyt Jalla were also within the corpus separatum according to the partition plan all the way almost to Rammallah. And since the State Dept designates US citizens born in those places as in the West Bank [a state that doesn’t exist], the prejudice is blatant.

  • Ben P Weiss

    Well there certainly are no surprises out of our Supreme Court.
    I would think it would be up to Obama and/ or our Congress to recognize the city of Jerusalem as the capitol of their strongest, most supportive Ally, and only Democracy in the Middle East.
    Attention Mr Obama, and Justices of the Supreme Court. When push comes to shove, the U.S.A will need Israel’s Intelligence, Muscle, and brains. Pity isn’t it, that Obama and the Supreme Court have so little regard for Israel, the only Democracy in the middle east and America’s most supportive and loyal Ally.

  • steven L

    The war of the West against the Jews & Israel goes UN-abated.

  • Double standards! And all this chicanery to try & pretend that Jerusalem is not Israel’s capital city.

  • Mandrake

    Only 6 out of 9 supported this idea. Compare this number to huge majority in the two legislative branches and the American people.

    • MARK LEWIS BRECKER, Esq.

      AND 50% OF THE JUSTICES WHO SUPPORTED OBAMA/STATE DEPT. ON THIS ISSUE WERE [all the “court”‘s] JEWS.

  • Markie

    Why palestinians have to insist Jeruslame is their capital? Because of the Dome of the Rock?
    There’s nothing more jewish than Jerusalem, who is is mentioned in the Hebrew Scriptures about 600 times, but not once in the Koran.
    Jerusalem has never been the capital of an islamic state or an arab kingdom.

  • SPIRITUALLY DEAD PEOPLE CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE SPIRITUAL THINGS OF GOD, ESPECIALLY THE CITY HE HAS CHOSEN FOR HIS THRONE ON EARTH.

  • Lois Feinberg

    Disgraceful! This just shows that Jews cannot be sure of safety even in the United States.

  • ESTHER NOODELMAN

    AND THEN AMERICANS WONDER WHY WE FIND THE U.S. ANTI- ISRAEL ..E.G. UST BECAUSE THEY DON’T ACCEPT THAT ERUSALEM IS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.SORRY TO HAVE TO REMIND AMERICA,,,THAT UST BECAUSE THEY CAN’T OR WON’T ACCEPT THIS REALITY..ERUSALEM ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL.THE TRUTH IS VERY UPSETTING TO OUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES!

  • ALICK MAZIN

    HOW?

  • Your article above SAID IT ALL, LOUD AND CLEAR, AND I APPLAUD IT.
    What a disgrace on the part of the U.S. Supreme Court, driven by local and international politics….and let us see
    what the U.S. President has to say about it…..although I expect NO gratification there from this ideologically driven President. A pleasant surprise would be a pleasure.

  • Ephraim

    So much for the right wing always favoring Israel. Even the supreme court is infested with Jew haters.

    • Paul Lockwood

      That’s true. It is shocking that the Republicans on the Court did not favor Israel.

  • ALICK MAZIN

    There is an old Yiddish proverb, literally translated, that says, no matter which way you turn, your backside will always be behind you!!!
    And this is the history of the Jewish cause.
    There is a set of rules for all nations.
    And then another for Jews, who are not even allowed to chose their own capital city, even though it be over 2500 years old.

    • ALICK MAZIN

      Please explain how this comment can be more moderate.

  • Max

    I wonder if the Supreme Court would have reached the same decision if Turkey suddenly decided to move its capital from Ankara to Istanbul? After all, Istanbul was Constantinople before the Turks conquered the city and many Greeks still feel it was stolen from them.

  • Lyone

    Outrageous

  • This is disgusting but totally representative of the direction the US government is going today.

  • The supreme court did not give a ruling on Jerusalem. It gave a ruling on the president’s responsibility to recognize or not recognize other states. I am certain most, if not all supreme court justices were asked to classified Jerusalem they would say it is the eternal undivided capital of the state of Israel. But that was not their task. In this case they were asked to rule who has the responsibility to recognize other states, congress or the presidency. They ruled the presidency. I am sure all the anti-semites look at this as a victory but it is only a victory because we have an anti-semite in the White House. The next president could have a different idea.

  • Seven Reasons to Support Israel
    by Joyce Kaufman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG8K__soNvQ

  • Israel is not obliged to support the creation of an Arab state west of the Jordan river alongside Israel and it must not concede to any such arrangement or the security and survival of Israel will be compromised.
    The Oslo Agreements (which is now null and void) were made with a view to enhance “a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.” Yet, since their coming into effect the Middle East has witnessed not peace but more violence of the worst kind in recent history. As of today the Oslo agreement is null and void. The Arab-Palestinians have not lived up to any of the agreement. The Arab-Palestinians promote, preach and teach their children and the masses to create terror, violence and suicide bombing. Their only goal is the destruction of the Jewish State, read the Arab-Palestinian and Hamas Charter.
    The establishment of the Arab-Palestinian Authority should serve as a “guide to the bewildered” of the grave risks posed by such an Arab State, which may eventually lead to the destruction of the Jewish State. Any land for peace compromise by Israel has made the situation worse. Sadly, appeasement and concessions by Israel only aggravated the situation and increased violence. Israel must stand its ground, resist unjust world pressure and protect its citizens at all costs. Any concessions by Israel will only make the situation worse and bring about more violence and death, as the past experience has proven. The Summer of 2014 Gaza war only reaffirms the conviction that Israel must not under any circumstances concede any territory to the Arabs.
    Under public international law, Israel is entitled to diligently encourage and promote close Jewish settlement of the land of Israel, thereby realizing the principles set out by the San Remo Treaty of 1920 which incorporated the Balfour Declaration of 1917 and made it into International law, and the League of Nations in the original Mandate document. In 1922 in violation of the treaty, the British gave away 80% of the land allocated to the Jewish people and gave it to the Arabs to set-up a state that never existed in history. (The British wanted to protect their oil interests). After WWI, The Allied powers set up 21 Arab states and one Jewish state in the Mandate for Palestine at the San Remo Treaty of 1920. There was no allocation of the Mandate for Palestine to any other people or nation, only the Jewish people.
    In addition at that time, the Allied powers also allocated land for 21 Arab States and one Jewish State. If you questions Israel’s borders, you must question the 21 Arab States borders and Jordan. Therefore, you are not modifying any of the 21 Arab states and Jordan’s territory, you cannot modify Israel’s territory either. Only Israel via a treaty signed and executed by both parties with its neighbors can change the terms of the San Remo Treaty of 1920.
    It is also important to address the expulsion of over a million Jewish people and their children from the Arab countries and the confiscation of assets, businesses, homes and land owned by Jewish people in the Arab countries, totaling over 120,440 sq. km. or 75,000 sq. miles (5-6 times the size of Israel) valued in the trillions of dollars.
    The Jewish people resettled the million Jewish refugees from the Arab countries. It is about time the Arab countries who expelled the million Jewish people and their children and confiscated their assets and land, must settle the Arab-Palestinian refugees once and for all without compromising Israel and bring about peace and tranquility to the region.
    Neither the U.N. nor any Country in the world has the authority to create a state or dissolve a state, (check the U.N. charter and international law.)
    A true peace will bring about an economic boom to the region of which the world has never seen before. It will raise the standard of living for all the people in the Middle East and accelerate peace and harmony.
    It will also divert the billions of dollars invested in war materials to be used to advance the economy, medical and social services and more.
    YJ Draiman

    http://www.jpost.com/Blogs/A-Unified-Israel-is-a-Strong-Israel/To-better-understand-the-legal-status-of-Judea-and-Samaria-under-international-law-consider-the-followingAXIOM-In-1967-Israel-liberated-occupied-Jewish-Palestinian-territories-This-was-done-not-only-for-the-e

  • Rick Hester

    Psalms 122:6

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

  • nelson marans

    The Supreme Court bought the argument, presented by President Obama and his controlled Justice Department, that the executive office has the exclusive right to determine whether Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish state. With congressional approval of the designation of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and the obvious presence of all governmental offices in that city plus the Knesset, it is an insult perpetrated by the president to ban the designation of Jerusalem as the capital of a sovereign Jewish state.

  • NEXT YEAR I JERUSALEM! THAT IS THAT!

  • Judy Silver-Shapiro

    ‘Concerned’? What a benign State Dep’t-type term You should be OUTRAGED and CONDEMN both HERR obama and SCOTUS, and especially the alleged JEWISH Justices.
    ANTI SEMITISM prevailed.
    Most of you are all so status-quo oriented to the demise of a secure ISRAEL, JEWISH continuity, and worldwide JEWRY.
    Stop being COURT JEWs for the most hostile-to-ISRAEL (and JEWs) US Pres in history.

  • 10

    GOD JEWISH RELIGION LEFT OUT WHILE WE BUILT DECORATED CELEBRATED THE COPIES

  • Rabbi Menashe Bovit

    In 1857 the Supreme Court once ruled in the Dred Scott case before them that black people whether free or slave were not “Americans” and had no standing before the court. Of course this was outrageous but was influenced by the policies of President Buchanan who hoped that by denying blacks standing before the court it would calm down the racists of the south who were upset that a black could be recognized in such a manner and would lead to solving the dispute over slavery. Today the same thinking motivates the court and the justices influenced by President Obama. By denying that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital (and of course part of Israel, it is hoped that this decision will calm down the inflamed hatred of the “Palestinians” and the rest of the Arab/Muslim world and lead to “peace”. This decision is just as misguided as the Dred Scott decision was.

  • Linda Rivera

    Deceitfully Called the Arab/Israeli Conflict, it’s global jihad against Israel and the Free World. Aided and abetted by Western ruling elites.

    US/EU are fully aware that all Palestinian Authority maps show the new state of “Palestine” covering ALL Israel. Global Islam’s conquest goal, shouted out and on banners in Muslim demonstrations in the West is: “Palestine From the River to the Sea”.

    In 1980, PLO Terrorist Leader Arafat explained the peace process: “Peace for us means the destruction of Israel . We are preparing for an all-out war, a war which will last for generations.”

    On the same day Oslo “Peace” Accords were signed in 1993, PLO leader, Arafat stated: “Since we cannot defeat Israel in war we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine, and establish sovereignty there and we use it as a springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.”

    Supported by US/EU tax dollars, global jihadists, Palestinian Authority Seek Islamic CONQUEST of America, Britain and the world.

    Sheik Ibrahim Mudeiris, Palestinian Authority TV, May 13, 2005: “The day will come when we will rule America. The day will come when we will rule Britain and the entire world.”
    http://www.nysun.com/foreign/terrorists-promise-more-attacks-like-9-11/39161/

    American and British leaders must immediately explain to Americans and Brits why they finance the PLO/PA terrorist organization occupation forces, whose declared goal is Islamic conquest of our countries.

  • Joy D. Brower

    Ever since the Supremes’ decision re Obamacare (thanks a lot, John Judas Roberts!), the Court seems to vaguely reflect a mindless, leftist stance on major issues. (Hello, same-sex marriage!) But this time, SCOTUS has the chutzpah to overturn a Congressional bill that is within the foreign service perogative of the US Congress. Oh well, if a Republican – certainly a Constitutional Conservative – is elected POTUS in 2016, maybe – but only MAYBE! – this awful decision (based on the awful policies of the current POTUS!) will be overturned. Please, God!!

  • We must overturn this decision

    We must overturn this decision

  • This is disgraceful and an insult to Israel and Jews. Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel.
    Susanne (Sanne) DeWitt

  • Sarah Olsen

    This rulling makes my blood boiling! Shame on Supreme Court and on all USA Government that denies Israel to determine Jerusalem as her etental undivided capital city.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    I am a disgruntled American citizen on this crucial decision of critical importance for the State of Israel.

    Israel has complete sovereignty over the entire city of Jerusalem: a fact both in terms of the city’s physical unity based on a unified infrastructure and a de facto as well as de jure political reality. My address itself is a fact on the ground and in terms of the postal system internationally. When I receive mail from the States, it is addressed to Jerusalem, Israel. I receive this mail: it does not end up in Alabama where there is also a city named Jerusalem.

    My claim is that if the United States recognises the State of Israel as a sovereign country, then it should certainly recognise its capital, the city of Jerusalem. President Obama claims that he is a practicing Christian. If that is so, he must know that the city of Jerusalem is mentioned more than 700 times in the Old Testament. Since he once studied the Qur’an in a madrassa, he also must know that Jerusalem is never once mentioned in the Qur’an. Israel is a fact; Jerusalem is a fact. There is no such nation, state, or country as “Palestine.” There is no polity on earth and there has never been any polity in human record for which Jerusalem has been the capital other than the State of Israel. That is a fact.

    The case should be closed a this point.

    Children–Muslim, Jewish, Christian–born in Jerusalem are born in Israel. That is an irrefutable fact.

    The president’s refusal to acknowledge this fact puts him out of touch with reality. This US Supreme Court’s decision to support him is also out of touch with reality. As someone who knows that he exists in fact and actuality, I am outraged and nonplussed by the “out of history” –to quote Ralph Ellison’s term from his novel Invisible Man–by such obtuse thinking as that manifested by the executive and judicial branches of the American government on this issue.

    President Obama, when you put your right hand on President Abraham Lincoln’s Bible and took the oath of office of the President of the United States, you score to abide by the teachings of the Judaeo-Christian doctrine! You swore to follow the teachings found in the very Bible that irrevocably contains more than 700 references to Jerusalem or Zion as part and parcel of Israel. You cannot refute what I have just contended because it is a fact. If you are a man of probity, if you are truly a Christian, if you honestly represent that which endorses the Judaeo-Christian tradition, then you are obliged to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and the birth of any child born in Jerusalem as having been born in the State of Israel.

  • youguess

    WB sale price for $2.5trillion to musilum brotherhood.
    If you are who you say you are this impossible figure will not be a problem.

  • 10

    THE PALESTINIAN ARAB TERRORIST MADE THE LAWS YEARS AGO WITH THEIR CORRUPTION. THE PALESTINIANS ARE ARABS AND ADDED PALESTINIAN TO SEE AS DIFFERENT. THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE LIVING ALL OVER THE MIDDLE EAST.

  • NuritG

    Disgusting Obama and the disgusting members of the supreme court think they have the power to decide a capital of another country. They do not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel!? Who gave them that right when Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since 4000 years ago? Shameless buffoons. I cannot wait to see Obama OUT of the limelight of Washington. He is a despicable, evil, moron, clueless and anti-Israel clown!

    http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/06/08/major-jewish-groups-express-concern-over-supreme-court-jerusalem-status-ruling/

  • citizenstat

    I truly don’t understand the court’s decision. Jerusalem is and has been the Capital of one and only one country: Israel! The Palestinian’s demand for half of Jerusalem as the capital of its hoped-for state is indefensible if not ludicrous. Imagine Pesbyterian Church members of Scottish descent living in Northern Virginia deciding to declare their ZIP code areas an independent state with, by the way, an adjacent chunk of Washington, DC as its capital. Ludicrous magical thinking!

  • Isaac Bensussen

    What the f……? The Supreme Court should think of Solomon and David and all the other patriarchs that have inhabited Jerusalem for at least 3000 years. We let the rest of the world dictate too many stupid decrees that are followed by coward leaders that affect the only Democracy in the Middle East. Shame on the Supreme Court. I would be curious to find out who were the 6 stupid votes.

  • Hillel

    Shows how little has changed. We should all diappear. This is why the world sides with Hitler’s Nazi collaborators the Arabs and in particular the Arabs of the British mandate of Palestine. After all there is no historical Palestine or Palestine people. If anything, the Judeans or now Jews are the only palastine people since Hadrian in 135CE renamed the country out of the same vicious antisemitism displayed here.

  • Sérgio Manchester

    Exactly as the prophet Zechariah foretold: “The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, who stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
    Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the people around, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
    And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be assembled against it.”

  • stella

    this ruling assures a vote for a republican presidedent.
    obama lied then and now we have to count on roberts, scalia, and thomas – yes, thomas! the only reason to vote for hillary are the appointments to the supreme court. what a joke.

  • Eve

    I have often been criticized (by my inferiors) but all in all am a very infuential speaker (and, therefore, couldn’t care less what my subordinates think). From that perspective, I’m afraid that the time-consuming task of diplomacy has worn out its welcome. You see that sentence, ““It’s time for the Executive Branch to face the reality: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel,”? There’s an emphatic word missing at the end of that sentence, an it is “idiot!”. Too long have Israeli politics been tippy-toeing around with the world of those who deny us our right of existnce, EVEN NOW. Time to start calling them as you see them. If someone does not comprehend, by now, that Jerusalem is the capital city of a *generously* shared Israel – – *GENEROUSLY*, by the good nature of Jews! – – then it’s time to take off the white gloves and call them the IDIOT they are! Maybe if enough people start hearing this, it will start sinking in!

  • Henry Greenspan

    Are we to now say that all people born in Hawaii statehood are not u s citizens?

  • Zvi Gross

    This is illogical, unrealistic and untrue.How can any one dispute the Jewish ownership of Jerusalem?

  • Historian

    How do the Palestinians even dream that their capital would be any part of Jerusalem? Never governed it or pen any part of it Period. Their capital is and will be Ramallah. Besides there doe not exist any environment for negotiations anyway. How can Israel negotiate when the PLO does not recognize their existence? Palestinians really do not want a state they want Israel GONE period.

  • martin

    why the don’t the supreme do what there supposed to do interpret the law not make them gee how dumb is this king david built Jerusalem not the palistians this is a disgrace

  • Eliot Schickler

    Ironically, the three Jewish members on the court voted against Jerusalem! That’s messed up!

  • Ed kohl

    How any Jew can support Obama is bewildering.

  • Maybe under the Obama administration everything changed. He really can’t stand Israel. May as well I can say don’t like Jews. Of course the Jews on the left going to explain him, but some of throngs he do is unexplainable .

    • Under the Obama administration a lot of things changed. Some of the things just not explainable

  • Really, the decision had nothing to do with Israel or Jerusalem from a legal perspective. Any president can now, even if Congress is against it, declare any city the capitol of any country.

    Legally, I think it was a bad decision, as Justice Scalia pointed out in his dissent. But, again, it really had nothing to do with the facts of Israel and the Jews. Everyone that is not a racist Jew hater has to recognize that Jerusalem is in fact the capital of Jewish Israel and has been for over 3300 years

  • The Watchman

    We’re right back to the 1930s and once again America is faring about with Jewish identity. In thrall to the New Islamic Nazis aided and abetted by FDR wannabe Obama.

  • robert ramstad

    I believe that Jews pledging allegiance to Israel should have US citizenship removed…You can only have one master…I’m especially perturbed that Israel forces American Jews to serve in IDF and kill Palestinians…
    Serve Israel or serve America…
    You must be born again if Israel wishes to live.

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