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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Every square is a rectangle but not every rectangle is a square.

    Are you pissed off that Seychelles isn't recognizing Washington DC as our capital?
    No, I am not. Not one bit. Are you happy to know that you are on the same side as the terrorists who want the destruction of Israel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    So are you saying that we should be afraid to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because this could upset the Palestinians? Are you saying that we should ignore our friend, our ally, Israel, because we are afraid of terror?
    No, I'm saying exactly what I posted which can be interpreted prosaically as opposition is not strictly a 'wibuwul' trait as some highly partisan and infantile members would have people believe. I'm also stating that diplomacy would suggest that we should tread carefully in such an unstable region. What was wrong with just leaving it in Tel-Aviv? Why deliberately inflame the situation? Jerusalem is a divided city that often evinces violence and trump's predecessors obviously recognised the inflammatory nature of such a move, thus their collective hesitation.

    How is it ignoring Israel? Tel-Aviv is still a more logical location owing to its proximity to Ben Gurion airport.

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    Are our Embassy locations chosen on the proximity to a particular airport?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    No, I'm saying exactly what I posted which can be interpreted prosaically as opposition is not strictly a 'wibuwul' trait as some highly partisan and infantile members would have people believe. I'm also stating that diplomacy would suggest that we should tread carefully in such an unstable region. What was wrong with just leaving it in Tel-Aviv? Why deliberately inflame the situation? Jerusalem is a divided city that often evinces violence and trump's predecessors obviously recognised the inflammatory nature of such a move, thus their collective hesitation.

    How is it ignoring Israel? Tel-Aviv is still a more logical location owing to its proximity to Ben Gurion airport.
    Israel's capital is Jerusalem. Our Congress passed a law saying that the capital was to be moved. Three presidents have kicked this can down the road. President Trump followed the law. He moved the capital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    Are our Embassy locations chosen on the proximity to a particular airport?
    Strawman noted. No I didn't say that and such a conclusion is merely a product of your poor comprehension. I said it was a more logical location owing to its proximity to Ben Gurion. You do understand the functions of an embassy I trust?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Israel's capital is Jerusalem. Our Congress passed a law saying that the capital was to be moved. Three presidents have kicked this can down the road. President Trump followed the law. He moved the capital.
    Really? I never knew any of that, except your claim that Congress and Trump decided to move the capital. That's rather unique. No, they decided to move the embassy, not the capital.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    Think about it, and no I didn't say that. I said it was a more logical location owing to its proximity to Ben Gurion. You do understand the functions of an embassy I trust?
    If that is not the criteria for embassy locations around the globe, why should it be the criteria in Israel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    If that is not the criteria for embassy locations around the globe, why should it be the criteria in Israel?
    Tel-Aviv is the economic and technological hub of Israel and it is only 20 kms away from the International airport. This makes Tel-Aviv the primary entry point for tourists and the main area of interest for business people, thus it is a convenient location for an embassy owing to its duties.

    I hope that helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    Tel-Aviv is the economic and technological hub of Israel and it is only 20 kms away from the International airport. This makes Tel-Aviv the primary entry point for tourists and the main area of interest for business people, thus it is a convenient location for an embassy owing to its duties.

    I hope that helped.
    Duties?

    The duties of an Embassy is to conduct diplomacy with the govt of a particular country. That's why we put them in capital cities......because that is where the govt is.

    They aren't there to help a tourist thru an airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goofball View Post
    Duties?

    The duties of an Embassy is to conduct diplomacy with the govt of a particular country. That's why we put them in capital cities......because that is where the govt is.

    They aren't there to help a tourist thru an airport.
    That is merely one of an embassy's duties, but they are also there for the citizens of their nation. You don't travel?

    The first post in a quick google search of 'What do US embassies do?' provided the following result:

    The primary purpose of an embassy is to assist American citizens who travel to or live in the host country

    Glad to be of assistance.
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