Jerusalem, Capital City of ISRAEL
Behold, I will make JERUSALEM
a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege
both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
And in that Day will I make
JERUSALEM a burdensome stone for all people:
ALL that burden themselves with it
shall be cut in pieces,
even though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
Zechariah 12: 2 , 3
Even a school child who attends Sunday School Classes or synagogue classes KNOWS that JERUSALEM is, was, and always will be the CAPITAL of ISRAEL.
Why the learned justices of the highest court in this land have decided to go against all historical records and vote following POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY is beyond all rational thinking.
They voted 6 – 3 on June 8, 2015 that a person BORN IN JERUSALEM could not write ISRAEL on his passport after the city of Jerusalem. They said, in essence, “Jerusalem is an International city; it does not belong to the State of Israel.”
they have NOT READ THEIR BIBLES
( … not a comforting thought.)
Thankfully, there is a HIGHER COURT than the U.S. Supreme Court, and this HIGHER COURT cannot be tricked nor swayed because YWHW ELOHIM of Armies , LORD GOD ALMIGHTY reigns over this Court.
HE watches all the moves of the 10 kings. HE knows what they are going to do before they do it ! The “10 kings” eagerly run headlong into their own destruction, having believed the lies of their master satan and his minions.
Report FROM THE JERUSALEM POST newspaper ….
In a major blow to a 13-year-old effort to bolster Jerusalem’s status under American law as an undisputed part of Israel, the US Supreme Court on Monday struck down as unconstitutional a congressional law that authorized placing “Israel” on passports of Jerusalem-born Americans.
The 6-3 ruling was a victory for the administration of US President Barack Obama, which said the law unlawfully encroached on the president’s power to set foreign policy and would, if enforced, undermine the US government’s claim to be a neutral peacemaker in the Middle East.
Liberal justices Ruth Bader- Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan combined with swing justice Anthony Kennedy and generally highly conservative justice Clarence Thomas for the majority against justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, and Samuel Alito.
Kennedy’s majority opinion was based mainly on the idea that only the president has the power to recognize claims regarding sovereignty, and that the passport issue falls within the presidential prerogative.
But Scalia took the majority to task, saying its interpretation that putting the word Jerusalem on individual passport documents was tantamount to recognition of Israeli claims over the city was a “leap worthy of the Mad Hatter.”
Israel had no formal response to the decision, with Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon saying that Israel does not relate in the media to US court decisions.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat responded by saying, “Just as Washington is the capital of the US, London is the capital of England, and Paris is the capital of France, Jerusalem was and will always be the capital of Israel – but more than that, it’s the heart and soul of the Jewish nation.”
Barkat called on Obama to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital immediately, especially in light of the global boycotting faced by the country.
Nathan Diament, executive director for public policy of the Orthodox Union, stated: “We are, of course, disappointed by today’s ruling by the Supreme Court. But we are more disappointed by the persistent policy of the United States government – carried out by successive presidents – to treat the capital city of Israel with less respect than that accorded to capital cities of virtually every other nation. Jerusalem is unquestionably the capital of Israel… it is high time for the US administration to acknowledge the reality of Israel’s capital – Jerusalem.”
When the court heard the oral argument on the issue in November 2014, it appeared split on the historic question of whether it is constitutional to place “Israel” on passports of Jerusalem-born Americans.
After the court hearing, Menachem Zivotofsky, the boy on whose behalf the case was filed, told reporters, “I am an Israeli and I want people to know that I am glad that I am an Israeli, and that I am not embarrassed by the fact that I am an Israeli.”
The case, Zivotofsky vs KERRY, has been winding through the US courts for years. US policy, both under Republican and Democratic presidents since the founding of the State of Israel, has been that passports of Americans born in Jerusalem will read merely “Jerusalem” as place of birth, not “Israel.”
The basis of the policy has been to avoid taking sides in the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict over the status of Jerusalem, including the various competing claims – this despite the reunification of the city 67 years ago.
In 2002, Congress passed the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which requires the US government to place “Jerusalem, Israel” as the place of birth for Jerusalem-born US citizens.
Former president George W. Bush ignored Congress, claiming it had interfered with his powers to direct foreign policy on the issue of recognizing foreign countries’ claims to land, and President Barack Obama has followed suit.
The parents of Menachem Zivotofsky and a coalition of supporters have pushed the case through the courts to try to force the president’s hand and to comply with the congressional law.
In 2011, the District of Columbia Appeals Court declined to even give a position on the dispute, saying that it had to defer to the executive at the outset since the issue involved foreign policy, which courts stay away from.
The Supreme Court intervened and ordered the appeals court to revisit the issue and analyze the merits of both sides’ arguments.
In revisiting the issue in July 2013, the same appeals court declared the 2002 law unconstitutional, taking the president’s side that Congress had overreached into foreign policy areas controlled by the executive branch.
In April 2014, the Supreme Court agreed to hear the Zivotofsky family’s appeal of the appelate court’s second rejection of its case – and its final rejection of that final appeal came Monday.
Scalia gave the example of the US allowing Northern Irish persons to put Belfast on their passports instead of the United Kingdom. He said this did not mean the US rejected British sovereignty over Northern Ireland, but merely recognized some ambiguity in individual identity decisions on passport documents.
The State Department had argued that if the court ruled for Congress and upheld the law, “irreversible damage” could be caused to America’s power to influence the region’s peace process, and an uproar could be provoked throughout the region.
The Solicitor-General, who represents the president, had said that US citizens born in other places where sovereignty has not been established, including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, are similarly prevented from stating a country of birth on their passports. ~ ~ ~ End of Article
[ Note: Perhaps this is because the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are legally part of Sovereign Israel now because there is no “Two-State” settlement agreement in place .
That “Two-State” solution, which was accepted by the new Jewish state, was REJECTED BY THE ARABS themselves when it was first proposed in the mid 1940’s by the U.N. ]
How convenient it is to forget certain things when driven by demonic hatred for Israel.
ZECHARIAH 12, continued ~
Courtesy of BibleGateway.com
And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the Lord of hosts their God.
6 In that day will I make the governors of Judah like an hearth of fire among the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem.
7 The Lord also shall save the tents of Judah first, that the glory of the house of David and the glory of the inhabitants of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves against Judah.
8 In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the Lord before them.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy ALL the nations that come against Jerusalem.
10 And I+ will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications:
and they shall look upon ME+ WHOM+ they have pierced, and they shall mourn for HIM+, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.
11 In that day shall there be a great mourning in Jerusalem, as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the valley of Megiddon.
12 And the land shall mourn, every family apart; the family of the house of David apart, and their wives apart; the family of the house of Nathan apart, and their wives apart;
13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family of Shimei apart, and their wives apart;
14 All the families that remain, every family apart, and their wives apart.
AMEN + + +
COME LORD JESUS/YESHUA AND TAKE BACK THIS EARTH OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE EVIL ONE AND HIS HUMAN SLAVES
JESUS CHRIST, YESHUA ha MOSHIACH IS LORD.
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Thank you. “All have sinned and fall short…” There is no enlightened fear of God in most circles, offices,
homes and churches in America. Should we read the Prophet Jeremiah once again to understand how God treats rebellious countries, cities and individuals?
Yes! Jeremiah would be a GOOD re-read. Let us all watch for the Judgement that is most certainly coming on this stubborn, arrogant, and rebellious nation. The LORD GOD has NO PETS.
Thank you Brother for your comment.