JOHN MCCAIN OUTPROMISES EVERYBODY; GUARANTEES U.S. EMBASSY MOVE TO JERUSALEM
NJDC: How can we compete?
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SHUSHAN - Today, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) officially gave up trying to argue that Democrats are as good as Republicans on Israel. NJDC conceded defeat on this issue when presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain pledged that on his first day in office, he will RETROACTIVELY move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
"It's past time to move our embassy. I recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, so I am going to make sure that on my first day in office I will ensure that the move is ancient history," McCain said.
In 2000, then Governor George W. Bush promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem on his first day in the White House. Instead, he has subsequently signed national security waivers every six months, deferring the move and using Congressional money to fund the embassy in Tel Aviv, rather than Jerusalem.
"We totally give up here," said Ira N. Forman, NJDC Executive Director. "We were going to suggest to Senator Clinton or Obama that they permanently kasher the White House kitchen. But how do you compete with the Republicans when they can actually turn back the hands of time to help Israel?"