This morning (afternoon in Israel), the U.S. embassy in Israel was officially relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. A huge contingent of high-ranking White House officials and Republican senators and members of Congress were on hand to witness the historic event.
The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 established that the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem. However, past presidents have balked at the congressional mandate, citing a national security provision that continually delayed the recognition of the capital of one of America’s most important strategic allies.
Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama failed to muster the courage to move the embassy. President Trump made good on his promise, and in doing so, he strengthened the U.S.-Israel bond for years to come.
When America leads, others follow. Since December, when President Trump announced that the U.S. would move the embassy, several countries have announced plans to relocate their embassies as well.
As the U.S. and Israel celebrate their historic day, Palestinian terrorist groups are simultaneously fanning the flames of terror.
Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group that rules the Gaza Strip, is purposely getting its own people killed as part of its “great return march” campaign. The jihadi group is making a concerted effort to breach the Gaza border with Israel so that it can conduct mass-casualty terrorist attacks against Israelis in border communities.
Thursday will mark one full year since retired FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed the special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has given Mueller an unprecedented amount of leeway in choosing directions for the investigation. Mueller has targeted several Trump officials and has secured some guilty pleas on matters entirely unrelated to Russian interference.
Mueller remains hell-bent on attempting to prove that the “Trump-Russia” conspiracy theory is a real thing. Yet one year later, he has accumulated zero evidence to prove that the president did anything other than win the election fair and square.
On Sunday, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was exposed for secretly meeting in Paris with officials of the Iranian regime.
Kerry has not released a statement about his latest clandestine meeting with officials who represent the world’s foremost state sponsor of terrorism. However, we do know that he held two secret meetings with Iran’s foreign minister this month in New York, in what appeared to be a last-minute effort to attempt to keep the Iran deal in place and undermine the current administration’s foreign policy.
Editor’s note: A version of this piece originally appeared in The Dossier, CRTV’s foreign affairs and national security newsletter.