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    Trump's pledge fulfilled : US opens embassy in Jerusalem

    United States opens its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem

    United States opens its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem

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    Israel's New Capital

    Sixty-nine years after Israel declared Jerusalem as its capital, and 23 years after the US Congress passed a law mandating that Washington move its embassy there, the US formally opened its embassy in the city on Monday afternoon, in a move Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called "courageous" and "momentous."

    "What a glorious day. Remember this moment!" Netanyahu entreated the applauding crowd. "President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history. All of us are deeply moved. All of us are deeply grateful."

    "Last December, President Trump became the first world leader to recognize Jerusalem as our capital, and today, the United States of America is opening its embassy right here in Jerusalem," Netanyahu said. "Thank you President Trump, for having the courage to keep your promises!"


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    Today will be one of those days in history where you will remember where you were and what you were doing when this historical event took place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John T Ford View Post
    Today will be one of those days in history where you will remember where you were and what you were doing when this historical event took place.
    Regarding the thread title... What new capital?

    Are you really putting this on par with the Challenger explosion, the death of Princess Diana, the assassination of J.F.K., and the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

    It's the relocation of an embassy, which most Americans didn't even know wasn't in Jerusalem in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Historical? Are you really putting this on par with the Challenger explosion, the death of Princess Diana, the assassination of J.F.K., and the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    He probably thinks it's more important than Neil Armstrong's little walk on the Moon.

    Maybe he thinks that was FAKED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Are you really putting this on par with the Challenger explosion, the death of Princess Diana, the assassination of J.F.K., and the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    Yes

    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    It's the relocation of an embassy,
    It's actually a little more to it then just that.

    But, maybe only informed people realize that part.

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    which most Americans didn't even know wasn't in Jerusalem in the first place.
    That's funny ....

    Everyone I know is discussing todays events.

    You should probably get out a little more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Regarding the thread title... What new capital?

    Are you really putting this on par with the Challenger explosion, the death of Princess Diana, the assassination of J.F.K., and the 9/11 terrorist attacks?

    It's the relocation of an embassy, which most Americans didn't even know wasn't in Jerusalem in the first place.
    Some people are actually able to remember even more dates than that.

    And, you are correct, most Americans don't know the capital of Israel.

    Most could not find Israel on a world map, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller47 View Post
    Some people are actually able to remember even more dates than that.

    And, you are correct, most Americans don't know the capital of Israel.

    Most could not find Israel on a world map, either.
    I honestly think that some Americans would struggle to find the world on a map of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Regarding the thread title... What new capital?

    Are you really putting this on par with the Challenger explosion, the death of Princess Diana, the assassination of J.F.K., and the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
    One of these things is not like the others. IMO, of course.

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    It's the relocation of an embassy, which most Americans didn't even know wasn't in Jerusalem in the first place.
    Judging by my experience of working at an embassy, most people don't know what embassies are for, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Helena View Post
    One of these things is not like the others. IMO, of course. ...
    Presumably you're referring to the death of Princess Diana; I understand way. But all of them were events that set people talking - outside the news media.

    The relocation of a single embassy ... not so much.
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