Friday, August 03, 2012

What's the Capital of Israel?

Donald Rumsfeld made an interesting point - Israel says that Jerusalem is their capital it is simply hubris and an insult to the sovereignty of Israel for other nations to say otherwise. If Americans insisted that Toronto or Montreal was the capital of Canada - my guess is that Canadians would think that the US was ignorant and arrogant for saying that. And the Canadians would be right. In essence how is the question of Israel's capital any different?

I predict that before long President Obama will unequivocally say that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel but by then the damage will be done. People will question how sincere he is in his support of Israel if he has to be forced to name Jerusalem as the capital. I hope when that day comes someone thinks to ask him if he recognizes Ottawa as capital of Canada.