It may be true that President Trump has replaced the entire Obama team at all the agencies, but it’s equally true that eight years worth of Obama cronies are still at the helm of most of them. Especially at the State Department which has a long reputation for being uber-liberal already.
And now, on the heels of Trump’s announcement that the U.S. embassy to Israel will be moved to Jerusalem, senior State Department officials just can’t bring themselves to admit the simple fact that Jerusalem lies within the state of Israel, not Palestine (which incidentally isn’t a state at all).
It’s a sad state of affairs in which historical reality clearly has no home at the DOS.
Here’s more from Daily Wire…
In an incredible display of the State Department’s continuing decades-long hostility toward the State of Israel, spokesmen for the department demonstrated that they are not willing to give up the ghost of their anti-Israel actions on Friday, as they defied the implications of President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem and would not affirm that even though Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Jerusalem was in Israel.
The State Department, in its hatred for Israel, will not list on US passports that Jerusalem is in the State of Israel. As Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro pointed out on Fox News, his niece was born in Jerusalem; her passport only says Jerusalem, and does not mention Israel.
“Where Is Jerusalem??”: The @StateDept acknowledges that Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but this what happens when @APDiploWriter asks where Jerusalem is… pic.twitter.com/R45M2OxTX1
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) December 8, 2017