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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hillary Clinton continues to undermine Israel's existence

This is from a transcript of Hillary Clinton's remarks to employees of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and the US Consulate in Jerusalem (almost definitely the one in 'east' Jerusalem - not clear to me whether employees in the 'west' Jerusalem consulate were invited) at the US Consulate in Jerusalem on Monday.
But mostly I wanted to say thank you to all of you for the work that you do every single day here in Jerusalem and in Tel Aviv supporting the extraordinarily important ties between the United States and Israel, working with the Palestinian Authority on so many of the issues that are critically important, assisting a huge number of Americans who visit this area, and of course, continuing our commitment as we seek to support a lasting peace. You are working at the forefront of one of our most important and challenging diplomatic efforts. Here in the Consulate General you are assisting with development and security, helping to build the infrastructure for a future Palestinian state. In the Embassy you’re sustaining one of our most important alliances, building the people-to-people connections that are so important to our relationship.
Two quick comments. Forget for a minute that Congress has long since determined that the US Embassy to Israel ought to be in Jerusalem and that this administration has gone further than any other in dropping even the pretense of complying with that mandate: Isn't it normal for countries with diplomatic relations to have consulates in cities other than the capital city? Given Clinton's remarks I'm amazed they even let anyone from the 'Israeli side' of Jerusalem (or from Judea or Samaria or other places in the 'Jerusalem corridor') receive consular services in 'east' Jerusalem. And for those who didn't know it, the 'west' Jerusalem consulate is a farce that does not provide any consular services.

Perhaps more importantly, is there anyplace else in the world where allies have consular offices in another country (and the US is not the only country with an 'east' Jerusalem consulate) whose raison d'etre is to undermine the very existence of the host country?

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At 3:26 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Its not news and not new.

Hillary Clinton confirmed what's been known for decades - that the US Consulate in Jerusalem has always been a defacto U.S embassy to the Arabs.

And don't look for it to change either under a Romney Administration.

What could go wrong indeed

At 4:38 PM, Blogger HaDaR said...

As fas as Monica's trick's wife... it has been decades before her (since the twenties) that at Foggy Bottom they practice anti-Jewish policies.
Enjoy yourself reading some of it in "The Secret War Against The Jews" by John Loftus...who, BTW, is not Jewish but Roman Catholic of Irish origins.

At 5:02 PM, Blogger David Fink said...

Go to http://usvisa-info.com/, and select Tel Aviv - English. You get forwarded to http://usvisa-info.com/en-IL/selfservice/ss_country_welcome. Notice the en-IL, which says that this is the English site for Israel.
Now select Jerusalem - English. You get forwarded to http://usvisa-info.com/en-PS/selfservice/ss_country_welcome. Notice the en-PS, which says that this is the English site for Palestine.

At 5:03 PM, Blogger David Fink said...

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At 6:03 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Yes of course you're right. There is a Mexican consulate in Raleigh NC. I pass it every time I go to Trader Joe's for kosher chicken.

On tack Israel can adopt is to simply stop dealing with any US dealings in Jerusalem that aren't labelled as being of the Embassy. Roma Locuta Causa Finita

At 7:46 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Susan Rice, installing islamists into power wherever she can!!!!!!! Russia & China are less sure than the Obama Posse.


At 11:09 PM, OpenID charleston said...

Israel can and should simply close the consulate office in Jerusalem which caters to the arabs.

Let the US set up their consulate office for the arabs in Ramalla.


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