State Dept. Spokesman Refuses to Say Whether Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel

There was an amazing exchange today at the State Department press briefing when the press secretary refused to say that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. “We are not going to prejudge the outcome of those negotiations, including the final status of Jerusalem,” State Department spokesman Victoria Nuland said in response the question.

When pressed further, Nuland stood her ground. “Our policy with regard to Jerusalem is that it has to be solved through negotiations. That's all I have to say on this issue,” said Nuland.

Later, an apparently irritated spokesman again repeated her commitment not to answer the simple question. “I don't have anything further to what I've said 17 times on that subject,” said Nuland. “OK?”

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at least Israel is unfazed. God bless Israel.

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barry!. Barry!! .. BARRY!!! ...

Isa 34:8...For the LORD YHVH has a day of vengance, a "year" (multiplied payback #Hb 8141) of recompense, for the cause of Zion...

Jere 51:7 .. Babylon was a golden cup in the LORD's hand, making all the earth drunken. The nations drank of her wine; therefore the nations have gone mad ..

Eze 28:2 .. ...Because your heart is lifted up & you have said & thought, I am a god, and I sit in the seat of the gods in the heart of the seas; yet you are only a man, weak, feeble, made of earth, and not God, though you imagine yourself to be almost more than mortal with your mind as equal replacing the mind of God ..

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Regarding Iran over Turkey & Israel ...

Gen 16:12...And he Ishamel will be as a wild ass among men, his hand will be against every man & every man's hand against him ..

Al taqiyya / deception: concealment for personal or corporate gain, preservation or partisan advancement…To practice deceit or guile or circumvention, practice evasion or elusion, to plot, to excercise art or craft or cunning, act with policy, practice strategem…snare or trap or profane or take away from the unsuspecting, the simpleminded, the old, weak or innocent...

US President Barack Obama this week gave his two allies, the Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu, "a lesson in the politics of expediency", when Tuesday, March 20, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced exemptions for 11 nations from new US financial sanctions against countries that don’t reduce the Iranian oil purchases by June 28.

The countries benefiting from this concession are Britain, Germany Belgium, France, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland and Japan.

The news flew over the heads of Israelis who were too completely caught up in the terrorist attack on the Jewish school in Toulouse for it to register. Ankara took note - and umbrage. It was a cold shower on the high hopes Prime Minister Erdogan had entertained for his meeting with President Obama in Seoul, South Korea Sunday, March 25.

Their conversation was allotted six hours! The Turkish prime minister took that as a sign that he would be handed the starring role of Washington’s senior broker in the controversy over Iran’s nuclear program. This would be tantamount to US recognition of Turkey as the leading Middle East power bar none.

Erdogan also counted on his services in this regard winning US recognition by Turkey’s addition to the list of 11 nations enjoying exemptions from the new sanctions. Ankara needs this concession in view of the large quantities of oil it continues to import from Iran, and the use Iran makes of Turkish banks to facilitate its international oil sales.

Above all, Ankara is deeply engrossed in an effort to have the new Iranian and Iraqi pipelines to Europe routed through Turkey, reducing the Strait of Hormuz’s crucial importance as a primary route for the world’s oil supplies. This pipeline would also hurt Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf oil producers, all of whom are dead set against Erdogan’s hegemonic aspirations in the Middle East.
But for now no exemption appears to be on offer to Ankara.

debkafile’s intelligence sources report that Erdogan had planned to fly straight from his long conversation with Obama to Tehran and hand Iran’s leaders a Turkish formula counter-signed by the US president for digging the nuclear dispute out of its crisis.
This might still happen. But, when he returns home, the Turkish prime minister will still have to explain why Turkey was left off the exemptions list.

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in the end

it matters little what the world declares, acknowledges or accepts... GOD has from the beginning declared and acknowledged Jerusalem to be the Holy city. He gave it to Israel and although they were dispersed for a time, He brought them out of the nations back to their land. IT IS THEIRS BY THE LORD'S WILL... This INCLUDES Jerusalem. She is the heart of the nation. She is where the Lord's temple stood. She is the capital of the chosen people period. It is irrelevant what the arabs think, it is irrelevant what the peoples of the world think or decide. You know what I think? I think Israel has made too many concessions. I think that they made a HUGE mistake by letting the other people who had been squatters on the land to keep their mosque on the site of the temple. One day the Lord will settle THAT as well but not until the restored people humble themselves and Israel has ever suffered by an over abundance of pride and are ever known to be hard headed people. BUT it is not for me to chastise them. The Lord in His great mercy and love will do that... At any rate, acknowledged or accepted by the world or not- Jerusalem is the LORDS and the children of Israel. is a community of people who post news articles end editorials concerning Bible prophecy.
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