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A Jerusalem Embassy

The United Nations does not want any nation to place its embassy in Israel in the city of Jerusalem. This is because they don’t recognize Israel’s right to Jerusalem. Consequently, no nation presently has its embassy in Jerusalem. All are located in Tel Aviv.


The US Congress voted in 1995 to move the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in order to officially recognize the city as Israel’s capital. However, the law stated that the American president could request a waiver from the law if he thought moving the embassy would endanger national security. Every president since 1995 has enacted the waiver, claiming it was not in the interest of US national security to move the embassy to Jerusalem.


When George W. Bush was running for the presidency, he promised that he would move the embassy to Jerusalem the day of his inauguration. However, as soon as he won the election, he forgot his promise.


Several candidates presently running for president have promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem. They include Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and, just this past week, Donald J. Trump.


Why is Jerusalem the only capital on earth not recognized by the United Nations? Could it be because God chose to put His name there? The Bible prophesies that the Battle of Armageddon will be fought over control of the city. The present dispute over who should control Jerusalem is merely a prelude to the world’s final war. Once again, we see prophecy unfolding right in front of our eyes!

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