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house Bill H.R. 114

Should The U.S. Embassy In Israel Be Moved To Jerusalem?

Argument in favor

As a faithful ally, the U.S. should adjust its stance to support Israel and establish the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. We have embassies in the capital cities of every country, why not in Israel?

BTSundra's Opinion
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11/19/2015
This is a move that shows we fully support Israel and their causes.
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Gary's Opinion
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10/05/2015
Either move embassy to Jerusalem or move the US capital to Wyoming or Colorado.
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M-Bi's Opinion
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03/01/2016
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel - this means that all embassies should be moved there.
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Argument opposed

Most nations have their embassy in Tel Aviv because Jerusalem is not widely recognized as Israel’s capital. Why spend money to move our embassy to Jerusalem and inevitably stir up controversy?

tea's Opinion
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02/12/2015
This bill does absolutely nothing but waste money and offend the Palestinians. It would also potentially put Americans in Israel in danger, because the controversial new location could invoke attacks on the embassy.
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michaelbrodsky's Opinion
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04/09/2015
The U.S. shouldn't implicitly endorse (or otherwise change stance on) Israel's control of East Jerusalem. It's best to leave this for political negotiation between the P.A. and Israel.
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SouthernGal's Opinion
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03/24/2016
As long as the majority of embassies are in Tel Aviv, that is where we should be.
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    This is a move that shows we fully support Israel and their causes.
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    This bill does absolutely nothing but waste money and offend the Palestinians. It would also potentially put Americans in Israel in danger, because the controversial new location could invoke attacks on the embassy.
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    Either move embassy to Jerusalem or move the US capital to Wyoming or Colorado.
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    Jerusalem is the capital of Israel - this means that all embassies should be moved there.
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    The Secretary of State should willingly consent only if there isn't any present or future danger in such a move... for the American Embassy is a guests in Israel.
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    Israel officially declared Jerusalem as its nation's capital in 1949 (66 years ago), yet we still play politics with our embassy's location within the country. Whether other countries recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital is besides the point. What's important is that Israel recognizes Jerusalem as its capital, so why not treat it as so?
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    I'm all for standing by our ally, Israel, and formally recognizing Jerusalem as their capital city. I DON'T, however, care that our embassy is located in Tel Aviv, and it would seem foolish to me to move our embassy, while all the other ones are located in Tel Aviv! WHAT I CARE PASSIONATELY ABOUT IS THIS STATEMENT IN THE BILL SUMMARY: "The bill states that necessary funds from the 2015 and 2016 fiscal years, respectively, should be allocated to the construction and establishment of this embassy." IT HONESTLY MAKES NO SENSE TO ME TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY TO CONSTRUCT AND ESTABLISH A NEW EMBASSY, WHEN OUR NATION IS $20 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT! IF THERE ARE FUNDS LEFT OVER FROM THE 2015 AND 2016 FISCAL YEARS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD USE THAT MONEY TO REPLACE THE SOCIAL SECURITY FUNDS THEY STOLE TO SPEND ON SOMETHING ELSE, OR THE MONEY SHOULD GO TOWARDS PAYING DOWN THE NATIONAL DEBT! I'm fine with the rest of the bill, though!
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    As long as the majority of embassies are in Tel Aviv, that is where we should be.
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    The U.S. shouldn't implicitly endorse (or otherwise change stance on) Israel's control of East Jerusalem. It's best to leave this for political negotiation between the P.A. and Israel.
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    While the U.S. wholeheartedly supports Israel, this move is provocative and unnecessary. We have a demonstrably large stick (economically as well as militarily), so we don't need to yell.
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    We shouldn't even be occupied in these countries.
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    Stop wasting time and money
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    It's a waste of money. We need s new school if it's burning a hole in your pocket.
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    I think it should be moved, but not during a debt disaster.
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    If every other country has their embassy in Tel Aviv and we don't we are sending a bad message to the others.
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    If I lived in Israel, I would give a crap. I live in the U.S. and I am fine with our capital being where it is.
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    Israel ALREADY has an American Embassy. Moving it to Jerusalem would waste tax $$$$ and put it in the middle of a higher risk location for a terror attack.
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    With $18-trillion debt, we cannot afford embassies, so how are we to afford relocating one? What is the return on investment from moving it? Our government MUST stop finding new ways to spend OUR MONEY.
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    Jerusalem is the true capital of Israel and our embassy should be there.
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    Costs too much
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