US Embassy Move Ushers in New Era for Israel, Jerusalem and the Nations – CBN News Julie Stahl,Chris Mitchell

The US Embassy in Jerusalem, Photo, CBN News, Jonathan Goff
The US Embassy in Jerusalem, Photo, CBN News, Jonathan Goff
US Embassy Move Ushers in New Era for Israel, Jerusalem and the Nations

CBN News Julie Stahl,

JERUSALEM, Israel – Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan is heading the American delegation 

attending the ceremony in Jerusalem marking the US Embassy move from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital. 
Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, her husband Jared Kushner,
US congressmen and American Jewish and Christian leaders are also part of the group.

President Trump is being hailed as courageous for implementing a 23-year-old law mandating the 

move. The long-awaited decision represents a significant turning point for the city and the 
Jewish people.

All this excitement comes 70 years to the day after US President Harry Truman became the first 

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“I think America is coming in alignment with biblical truth,” said Family Research Council 

President Tony Perkins.

The Bible mentions Jerusalem and Zion almost 1,000 times, and Jerusalem has been the capital 

of the Jewish people for 3,000 years.

“This is the theme that’s in our spiritual DNA and therefore when the president of the United States 

moves the US Embassy to Jerusalem and recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he is addressing 
something at the core of Jewish identity,” former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations 
Dore Gold told CBN News.

Ambassador Dore Gold, Photo, CBN News, Jonathan Goff

President Trump is making history as he moves the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The story starts thousands of years ago when King David captured Jerusalem and made it his capital. 

Four hundred years later, the Jewish people are expelled to Babylon for 70 years, then return to 
rebuild the Second Temple with the help of Persia’s King Cyrus.

Gold says Trump’s embassy move might even compare to that of the biblical king.

“That was a huge charitable act on his part, which is in our historical memory and the fact that 

now President Trump is going to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem puts him in a special category 
and perhaps even the category with the ancient King Cyrus of Persia,” he said.

Fast forward to 1967 and the Six-Day War when Israel reunites Jerusalem under its sovereignty. 

Then in 1980, Israel officially makes Jerusalem its capital and countries from all over the world 
move their embassies from the city in protest.

“The Christian Embassy was founded after 13 national embassies left Jerusalem and it provided

 a unique moment where the Jewish people were willing to accept our hand of friendship,” said 
David Parsons, with the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. As a lawyer, he helped draft 
the Jerusalem Embassy Act, passed by Congress in 1995, mandating the embassy move to Jerusalem.

International Christian Embassy Jerusalem

“Now, 22 years later after all these delays and waivers, it’s back to our order. Trump has recognized 

Jerusalem,” Parsons said. “The ambassador’s going to be working here, and then they’re going to 
start building the building so it’s a moment of personal vindication for me,” Parsons said.

Tony Perkins and Michele Bachmann serve on President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Council. 

They both said the move will be good for the US, other nations and Mideast peace.

“The scripture is pretty clear on that and that those who bless Israel will be blessed,” Perkins said.

Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said Israel has always battled propaganda.

“Israel’s enemies have always fought on the propaganda argument of words, the fact that Israel 

was illegitimate and had no right to this land,” Bachman told CBN News. “President Trump, 
excuse the pun, played a trump card. He’s taken the article off the table. He said, look we aren’t 
even going to talk about this anymore – Jerusalem is or isn’t Israel’s, it is. We’re making a decision. 
It is.”

President Trump’s decision effectively recognizes the western part of the city as Israel’s capital. 

Most holy sites are in the eastern sector.

Gold says only in a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty would those sites be protected.

“Well Jerusalem’s been the capital of the Jewish people, as I said, for 3,000 years. I don’t see that 

changing. I think as long as we have freedom of worship, freedom of access guaranteed, I think 
that many in the Arab world will acquiesce to the idea that Jerusalem remains the undivided 
capital of Israel,” he concluded.

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (married 45 years), founded Love For His People Ministry in 2010. This work gives love and support to our friends in Israel and other nations with friendship and humanitarian aid. Through social media, Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel, it is a growing, effective organization. Steve has also authored and published 36 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area and have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids. Ahava and shalom with blessings on ye head!

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