US State Department Won’t Say Jerusalem Is in Israel

An official State Department communication has labeled Jerusalem and Israel as separate entities.“Once again, President Obama’s administration reminds Jewish voters why he cannot be trusted when it comes to...
The Obama Administration does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

UPDATE: The State Department has altered an official communication to erase the fact that it had referred to Israel and Jerusalem as separate entities.

The release now states: “Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algiers, Doha, Amman, Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv.” In a previous iteration of the release, the State Department separated Jerusalem from Israel.

An official State Department communication has labeled Jerusalem and Israel as separate entities. In an official press release yesterday, the State Department announced that “Acting Under Secretary Kathleen Stephens Travels to Algeria, Qatar, Jordan, Jerusalem, and Israel.”

The Obama Administration does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Keeping up with its longstanding policy, the State Department refuses to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital—despite a U.S. law stating otherwise. Obama faced criticism on the issue last year, when it was revealed that the White House had scrubbed all references to Jerusalem being part of the Jewish state from a collection of photos on its website.

Obama has also been lambasted by pro-Israel leaders and some on Capitol Hill for capitulating to pressure from the State Department, which has long opposed U.S. law on the matter.

A senior GOP aide condemned the State Department’s recent press release as unsound foreign policy.

“Once again, President Obama’s administration reminds Jewish voters why he cannot be trusted when it comes to Israel’s security,” said the source. “He doesn’t think Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Is it its own sovereign nation?”

The GOP source also chided Obama for continuing to buck U.S. law on the issue.

“Under U.S. law, Jerusalem is recognized as the undivided capital of Israel—period,” said the adviser. “Unlike the U.S. embassy’s move, that fact is not subject to any waiver or exception. So the question really is, why is Barack Obama ignoring U.S. law and refusing to recognize Israel’s capital?”

The White House did not respond to request for comment. source – Free Beacon

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  • If you would read the Bible, you would know that Jerusalem is part of Israel. As a matter of fact, Jerusalem is where Gods Temple will be and God will rule the world from there. I woud advise anyone trying to take over Jerusalem, other than the Jewish people, better back off or the price you pay for that will be horrendous.

    • Hosannna Amen amen

  • Shades of Prophetic events, large and small, our ‘centipede’ of change drops yet another foot, upon the neck of Israel. To each foot is tied a large ‘stone,’ that will ‘return to sender,’ as a multiple of the curse dropped on the neck of Israel was.
    May our individual prayers armor us as did Daniel, when he was forced to visit the Lion’s Den. AMEN

  • Obama will have more flexibility after the November election

  • Mr. Obama is God’s man of the hour. His tearing down of the walls of protection of America is only hastening the return of the Lord Jesus.. We should recieve this with great anticipation and a call to action. One thing for sure is that there will never be a shortage of lost people in this age. ” Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgressions….” (Isaiah 58:1). In addition to reaching the lost, the “church (small “c”) needs to be warned in it’s complacency “…judgement must begin at the house of God:…” (1 Peter 4:17). As far as Obama”s obvious hatred for Isreal, the Lord may very well leave him in this office for another term so he can complete his “calling”. I hope not but then …”Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” ( Rev 22:20) As for Jerusalem…”Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about….And in that day will make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people:…” ( Zechariah 12:2-3). KEEP UP THE “GOOD” WORK MR. OBAMA!!!!

  • When some other big catastrophe hits us, we will know where the blame lies…once again! So ppl, thank the usurper! I pray our Jehovah God’s hand of protection upon the innocent victims.

  • Us State Department has no right to proclaim Jerusalem is not capital of Israel. Whoa …. God will punish us for that. Please read the KJV Bible again. Holy City is Jerusalem and Holy land is Israel.

    Jesus, come and get us up in the air as rapture soon, i cant stand to see Satan and NWO control us. name of Jesus amen

  • I believe we are, in fact, in the end of days but the press release (from your link) does not say that, it says Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. I think we need to be careful to have the facts and only the facts to prepare for the end and spread the word or our message with be dismissed. Maybe it was changed after your article, if it was I would like to know.

  • The New Jerusalem and Israel will be the centerpiece of heaven, while those who seek to destroy her will be tossed into the lake of fire along with Satan and his minions. Heads up Barry.

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    First of all, there is NO RAPTURE. So don’s beat on your pastor or priest later on. As to why the Obamanation refuses to say Jerusalem is the capital because he follows the agenda of the globalist elite, who are of one mind under the adversary and control about 80% of the land. These elite look Jewish but are not. The news will announce the state of Palestine is recognized as it’s own state, by dividing Israel. Even though the US helps Israel, there will be a catastrophy in the USA in multiple successions. The US will call for help from Israel and others, but Israel will refuse to help. Eventually the US will be attacked, once it reaches it’s weakest point from environmental catastrophies. As for Israel, it will be announced that it contains oil, actually it has 27.2 TRILLION barrels of oil that is replenishable and not a fossil fuel at all. It supplies oil to the Arab nations as it gushes into many lands. (Read of Asher in the bible). There are drilling sites in Megiddio the Arabs will threaten war over, saying Israel drilling drains oil from them, yet does not. The oil is in the shape of a hook, and for perhaps ten years as the US declines, the oil will build up the military of Israel which will become a center of commerce and millions will flock to it. However, upon the abomination of desolation, there will be 1,230 days left for God’s people to get their souls right with God, since the anti Christ will kill anyone who does not take the mark. People will flee to mount Sinai. Avoid death if you can by all means, but You must be willing to go to your death to save your soul, rather than to take the mark. That’s the bottom line.

    • Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

      Jerusalemn is not internationally recoginized as capital of Israel. I would be politically incorrect for Obama as a president claim that.

      Christians have dangerous feelings this days….

      That can be claimed by biases reilious groups

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