Other presidents have said they would move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. But only one president has actually ordered it to be done.
President Donald J. Trump announced Wednesday the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city and begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy there.
It’s another campaign promise kept by President Trump. It also fulfills the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act, in which Congress required the embassy to be moved to Jerusalem but also allowed for repeating six-month waivers to delay the decision. Only President Trump stopped the seemingly endless delays.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” said Trump during his address. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is the right thing to do. It has to be done.”
Trump also framed the issue in nationalist terms.
“Israel is a sovereign nation, with the right, like every other sovereign nation, to determine its own capital,” he said. “Acknowledging this as a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace.”
But he is also winning a huge amount of praise, including from those who support Israel all over the world. And now, WND readers can add their voices by joining the “Thank Trump” campaign at ThankTrump.us.
WND’s Thank Trump Card Campaign is drawing attention from conservatives around the country and was recently featured on Breitbart. Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham have also tweeted about this innovative new campaign.
More than 13,500 Americans have gone to ThankTrump.us to send the president a digital card thanking him for all he has done for the country since assuming the office in January.
Anyone with a computer, cell phone or other Internet-connected device can participate in this campaign for FREE by visiting ThankTrump.us, choosing one of the card designs, writing a personalized message if desired, and then clicking “Submit” to send the card directly to the White House.
Out of the thousands of people who have sent a card so far, more than 40 percent have chosen the spiritually themed card that reads “Praying for your continued success! May the Lord bless you and keep you.”
Given the spiritual consequences of the president’s decision, as he makes the forthright declaration that America stands with the Jewish state, many others may choose this card.
However, there are eight other options, including three which were recently added.
WND.com, originally known as WorldNetDaily, was established in 1997 as the first independent online news agency. And WND has run other innovative political campaigns in the past, including the famous “Pink Slip” project, which sent 9 million messages to Congress on pink paper threatening members with rejection at the polls in November 2010 if they did not act on their campaign promises. The campaign was so successful, it exhausted supplies of pink paper in North America. Republicans gained 63 House seats to take control of the House of Representatives in that election.
WND kicked off its newest campaign by compiling a comprehensive “BIG LIST” of Trump’s accomplishments, many of which have been either lambasted or ignored by the establishment media. The “BIG LIST” will be updated daily through Jan. 20, the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration. Those who participate in the campaign will also be kept informed of the Trump administration’s new achievements.
And now, another item will be added to that list. Many promised to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. But only President Donald J. Trump delivered.
Media representatives who would like to interview WND founder and CEO Joseph Farah about the campaign are encouraged to email [email protected]