The Secular Jurist

By Robert A. Vella

President Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to the contested city of Jerusalem was motivated by geopolitical and religious aggression;  and, today, its deadly consequences came to fruition.  This, unfortunately, is only the beginning.

From:  United States opens its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, May 14 (Reuters) – The United States officially opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Monday, fulfilling a pledge by President Donald Trump who has recognized the holy city as the Israeli capital.

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Israel regards all of the city, including the eastern sector it captured in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed, as its “eternal and indivisible capital” in a move that has not won international recognition.

From:  Israelis kill more than 50 Palestinians in Gaza protests, health officials say

ZEITOUN, Gaza Strip — Israeli soldiers on Monday killed 52 Palestinians demonstrating along the border fence…

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