Unfazed by Gaza riots, Jerusalem celebrates itself — and Donald Trump

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(Worthy News) - Despite the festive atmosphere, guests of Monday’s inauguration of the American embassy in Jerusalem were acutely aware of the deadly violence taking place at the same time along Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

As they waited for the VIPs to arrive and the festivities to start, many in the audience received constant updates on the security situation at the southern border. Some watched live newscasts on their phones, letting their spouses know every time the death toll increased. There was palpable concern as the number rose and it became clear the violence would likely have implications for Israel beyond some fleeting headlines.

But attendees made clear they would not let the mounting bloodshed in Gaza spoil the party. The people had braved long lines and exceedingly tight security arrangements to come to the new embassy in the capital’s Arnona neighborhood and celebrate what they felt was a truly unique moment in the history of the Jewish people. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More...) ]

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  1. "... More even than King David, referred to in several speeches as the founder of Jerusalem as the Jewish capital, the president was the uncontested star of the show.

    "Speaker after speaker hailed his recent decisions to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, describing Trump as a modern-day messiah who courageously stands up for the truth where lies have long prevailed, a leader of historic stature who protects the national interests of the US and Israel like no one before him.

    "Many guests cheered every time the president’s name was mentioned, some even chanting his name as if he were a pop star and they wanted him to come to the stage for an encore."

    Pointless promotion for a man who didn't even show up for the ceremony.

    "... like no one before him"?
    Harry Truman has done more for the creation of Israel than any other U.S. president, which is why his face is on an Israeli postage stamp.

    And in case anyone has forgotten, King David and his troops actually captured the city for Israel.

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