Media double standards: Jerusalem embassy edition

Why is there consternation today from the pope, most of the media, and a lot of world leaders just because Trump wants to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel when there was little or no outrage when Obama changed the status quo on the way out the door? In a stunning departure from its policy over the last eight years, the Obama administration abstained from voting on a United Nations Security Council resolution Friday that demands an immediate halt to all Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, enabling the measure to pass. The text also calls on all states "to distinguish, in their relevant dealings, between the territory of the State of Israel and the territories occupied since 1967" – language that Israel fears will lead to a surge in boycott and sanctions efforts, and that an Israeli official warned would provide "a tailwind for terror." Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz, speaking after the vote, said...(Read Full Post)

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