Move the Embassy to Jerusalem and Close the PLO Mission in Washingto

Leaks to news outlets say President Trump is poised this week to recognize reality:  Jerusalem is the capital of Israel.

It remains to be seen whether, if such an announcement is indeed made, he goes further and directs the U.S. embassy in the Jewish State to be moved to that capital city from its present location in Tel Aviv.

For decades, successive winning presidential candidates of both parties have promised to exercise existing statutory authority to move the embassy, only to recoil from doing so once in office. Usually, this bait- and-switch was justified by fear of Arab threats of violence if America effectively endorsed Israel’s claim to Jerusalem.

Not only should President Trump honor his repeated pre-election commitment and relocate the embassy. While he’s at it, he should also close the Washington office of Israel’s abiding enemy – and ours, the Palestine Liberation Organization.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.