By Robert A. Vella

President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to the contested city of Jerusalem was motivated by geopolitical and religious aggression;  and, today, its deadly consequences came to fruition.  This, unfortunately, is only the beginning.

From:  United States opens its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, May 14 (Reuters) – The United States officially opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Monday, fulfilling a pledge by President Donald Trump who has recognized the holy city as the Israeli capital.


Israel regards all of the city, including the eastern sector it captured in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed, as its “eternal and indivisible capital” in a move that has not won international recognition.

From:  Israelis kill more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza protests, health officials say

ZEITOUN, Gaza Strip — Israeli soldiers on Monday killed 52 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and wounded more than 2,400 in the bloodiest day in the enclave since the 2014 war with Israel, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

An estimated 35,000 Palestinians gathered on the edges of Gaza as the U.S. Embassy opened in Jerusalem, fanning out along the fence in the largest demonstrations yet.

From:  Jerusalem embassy to be opened by ‘religious bigot,’ Romney says

Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney lashed out at the decision to have a controversial evangelical leader give a blessing at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem Monday, calling him a “religious bigot.”

The Senate candidate from Utah criticized the inclusion of the Rev. Robert Jeffress — the pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas who is also an an adviser to President Donald Trump. The president recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last year.

“Robert Jeffress says, ‘You can’t be saved by being a Jew,’ and ‘Mormonism is a heresy from the pit of hell,'” Romney wrote in a tweet. “He’s said the same about Islam. Such a religious bigot should not be giving the prayer that opens the United States Embassy in Jerusalem.”

Romney is Mormon.

21 thoughts on “U.S. opens its embassy in Jerusalem triggering death and condemnation

  1. Trump certainly is making good on his promises to shake everything up. He’ll have a lot more blood on his hands before he can be ousted from the White House.

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  2. Is it remotely possible that no one in the White house and your intelligence agencies saw this would happen? Or could it be they called those lives collateral damage? I can’t believe it

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  3. Just saw a sentence from Pathos blog I follow that said and I quote.

    “Moving the embassy to Jerusalem is a conservative Christian’s wet dream.”

    The end times BS…crap

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