Share on Facebook Share on Twitter On this day inEgypt and Israel, after having fought four wars sinceconcluded a formal peace treaty. The accord came 16 months after Sadat had traveled to Jerusalem — in an unprecedented move by an Arab leader that angered much of the Muslim world — to meet with Begin and to address the Israeli parliament. Story Continued Below The treaty called for normalization of relations between the two states and the full withdrawal by Israel of its armed forces and civilians from the Sinai Peninsula, which Israel had captured during the Six-Day War in Egypt agreed to turn the Sinai into a demilitarized zone.
This decision is right for Israel, it is right for the United States, and it has a good chance of positively influencing the possibility for peace in our region. No United Nations vote can alter that historic fact.
It was part of a statement by Israel's first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, on December 5, only days after the UN voted for a resolution calling for the internationalization of Jerusalem. Ben Gurion's response was to move forward with a planned announcement about the moving of our Knesset parliament and other national institutions to Jerusalem.
The announcement by the Israeli government was met with condemnations from around the world. The US even went as far as to refuse to hold any diplomatic meetings in Jerusalem and they continued to send official cables to an office of our Foreign Ministry in Tel Aviv.
Israel deployed hundreds of additional police officers after Palestinian calls for protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. It made clear the idea of turning our historic capital into an international zone administered by others was a non-starter for Israel.
The decision also had long-term positive effects such as galvanizing Jews around the world with an allegiance to the holy city which had served as our capital since the days of King David. Prime Minister Ben Gurion also put the countries of the region on notice that Israel would not shy away from making the right decisions — even in the face of international pressure.
Similarly, President Trump's decision carries immense significance for Israel and our region. While some may doubt that other states will want to make such a move for fear of retribution from Arab countries, it is important to recall that many countries around the world take their cues from the US when it comes to certain aspects of their foreign policy.
This decision is also beneficial for the US interests. Israel is America's most stable and loyal ally in the Middle East. We stand by the US at the UN, and in every other forum, on almost every question of foreign policy.
Public opinion of the US by Israelis is consistently one of the highest in the world. More importantly, Israel is an island of stability in the one of the world's most tumultuous regions.
America knows that our democracy is strong, and our commitment to safety and security can be counted on and this in turn serves US interests in the Middle East.
Critics of US foreign policy have made the claim that over the past few years American allies have often been taken for granted while adversaries were rewarded. The nuclear agreement with Iran and past decisions to turn a blind eye to Assad's brutal regime in Syria are just two examples of America's opponents who have benefited from this policy.
Recognizing Jerusalem as our capital serves notice that the US respects its allies and supports them. Finally, and probably most importantly, this decision may set in motion events that will make peace between Israelis and Palestinians more likely. Israel exists in a tough neighborhood where strength is respected and perceived weakness can lead to disaster.
Our two peace treaties were reached after Egypt and Jordan understood that Israel is here to stay and no amount of war or military might can defeat us. Similarly, the Palestinians began considering diplomatic negotiations — in addition to their ongoing terror campaigns — only in the aftermath of the Gulf War when they lost the hope of forcing a settlement on Israel through the prism of Cold War politics.
The recognition of Jerusalem as our capital can serve as a healthy reality check for the Palestinians. As more and more countries begin to recognize our capital as fully under Israeli sovereignty, the reality will set in that neither terrorism nor Security Council resolutions will succeed in forcing our hand on a compromise in Jerusalem.
This understanding will remove the issue of Jerusalem from the other thorny final status disputes that have long vexed negotiations between us and the Palestinians. Freed from at least one part of their unrealistic expectations, this may encourage the Palestinians will finally turn to real direct negotiations.
There are times when leaders have to make the hard choice not only because there may be great geopolitical benefits from such a move, but because it is simply the right thing to do. President Trump has made a similar courageous decision today.Churches Palestinians Oppose BDS Cultural Boycott The Academic Boycott Impact Legal Responses Conclusion.
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