US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Announces That The Terms Of The Jerusalem Embassy Act Of 1995 Have Been Fulfilled, Waivers To Forever End

No more waivers will be granted to the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act because its terms have been fulfilled and the process of relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital have been fulfilled, the United States announced on Wednesday.“I am pleased to report that I have provided my determination to Congress that the relevant elements of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 have been addressed. Accordingly, no further presidential waiver of the funding restriction under the act is necessary,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.He made his announcement just as Israel prepared to celebrate its 71st anniversary.
“I am pleased to report that I have provided my determination to Congress that the relevant elements of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 have been addressed. Accordingly, no further presidential waiver of the funding restriction under the act is necessary,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.
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President Trump in December 2017 recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and in May 2018 followed through on his campaign promise to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

A lot of Christians are not aware of something called the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, passed by both the House and the Senate, which called for the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to be moved to Jerusalem. The act left final decision making in the president’s hand to either move it or exercise a waiver that would last for 6 month, and then either decide to move it or use the waiver. Well, gutless 2-term presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Hussein Obama all used the waivers for a total of 46 times over a 23 year period, even though all had promised to move it while campaigning for office. Only Donald J. Trump had to guts to do it.

“Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.” Ezekiel 5:5 (KJV)

But when you read a little bit further down in the Embassy Act, you come across a line that says “Jerusalem should remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected; Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel“. Someone should go tell the Palestinians they can stop rioting now, all of Jerusalem, east and west, is the capital of the sovereign state of Israel. Case closed.

“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.” Genesis 12:3 (KJV)

Mike Pompeo is an interesting person. If you recall, he is the guy who included a 2-second shot of a scale model of the proposed Third Jewish Temple in his official video made from his trip to Israel back in March of this year. He is also the guy who mentions the Pretribulation Rapture when he is talking about Israel and the Middle East. That being the case, it also should not surprise you that Pompeo is the 70th person to hold the job of US Secretary of State, and he got the job in the same year that regathered Israel turned 70.

U.S. ENDS WAIVERS OF JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT AFTER TERMS FULFILLED

FROM THE JERUSALEM POST: No more waivers will be granted to the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act because its terms have been fulfilled and the process of relocating the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital have been fulfilled, the United States announced on Wednesday.

“I am pleased to report that I have provided my determination to Congress that the relevant elements of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 have been addressed. Accordingly, no further presidential waiver of the funding restriction under the act is necessary,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

He made his announcement just as Israel prepared to celebrate its 71st anniversary.

Both Pompeo and US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman tweeted about the end of a what had almost become a ritual, in which twice a year the US president would waive the act, which mandated the relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“Twenty-three years ago, Congress overwhelmingly voted in support of moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Successive administrations refused to move the embassy, and instead exercised presidential waivers to avoid the act’s restrictions,” Pompeo said in a statement by his office.

The US officially relocated its embassy to Jerusalem last year, but the process had not been completed. As a result, the act was still waived.

“Now, as we near the first anniversary of that momentous event,” such a waiver is no longer necessary, Pompeo said. “The Jerusalem Embassy Act called on the Department of State to open in Jerusalem not just the offices of the US diplomatic mission to Israel, but also a chief of mission residence for our Ambassador to Israel,” Pompeo said.

“In March 2019, in consultation with the Government of Israel, we established a chief of mission residence in Jerusalem. I have therefore determined that the US Embassy in Jerusalem, including the chief of mission residence, is officially open, consistent with the act,” he added.

“On December 6, 2017, the president boldly decided to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the Department of State to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem. We proudly continue to implement that decision today,” Pompeo said.

US President Donald Trump first announced US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017. At the time he clarified that his declaration was a principled one and did not refer to the question of whether Israel had sovereignty over the entire city, or just a portion of it.

The Palestinians hold that east Jerusalem, all areas of the city over the pre-1967 lines, are designed for the capital of its future state.

In 2017 Trump said: “We are not taking a position on any final status issues, including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, or the resolution of contested borders. Those questions are up to the parties involved.”

The 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, which was approved by both the House of Representatives and the Senate, clearly stated that the US position on the matter was that Jerusalem was Israel’s undivided capital.

The act stated: “Jerusalem should remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected; Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel; and the United States Embassy in Israel should be established in Jerusalem no later than May 31, 1999.” READ MORE

Donald Trump Promises To Move Embassy From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem

One of the many campaign promises that Donald Trump has made is that he will move the US Embassy in Israel from its current location in Tel Aviv, to its new location in Jerusalem in accordance with the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995. Promise kept, thank you Mr. President. 

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