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April 23, 2005

Senator Brownback Introduces United Jerusalem Bill

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

This makes sense, I'm just surprised that it takes a bill in the U.S. Senate to make what is already a historical fact, a fact. As commenter(Stephen Segal) noted at One Jerusalem, "A true peace must be based on reality, which includes facts such as Jerusalem never having been the capital of any other state other than that of the Jewish people. Denying the facts of the Section 2 findings by the international community delays resolution of the conflict which ultimately is bad for all. Success of the United Jerusalem Bill will be a powerful move towards resolution." By the way, I don't know if the commentor is THAT Stephen Segal, or not. But - good comment anyway.

United States Senate S.J. Res 14, reads like the One Jerusalem petition.

Section 2 Findings: recites such facts as

-- Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years
-- Jerusalem has never been the capital of any other state other than the Jewish people
-- Jerusalem is not mentioned by name in the Koran
-- Israel is the only country in which the United States neither maintains an embassy in the city designated as the capital by the host country nor recognizes such city as its capital
-- Israel supports religious freedom for all faiths

And Section 4 states: The United States shall not recognize a Palestinian State until the international community resolves the status of Jerusalem by recognizing the city as the undivided capital of Israel.

Posted by Hyscience at April 23, 2005 9:33 PM

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