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Mainstream Media Desperately Attacks Israel for New Jerusalem Embassy

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Monday marked a historic day when the U.S. Embassy in Israel was finally moved to Jerusalem. While there was great reason to celebrate this achievement, not everyone was happy about the news.

The mainstream media wasted no time blaming Israel for the protests and violence taking place at the border with Gaza, even though the Israelis did not provoke it. There were an endless number of liberals, news anchors and self-proclaimed journalists to prove this point.

Below are just several examples:

In one of his tweets, activist Shaun King claimed Israel violated international law.

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“I’m done for today. I’ve watched/studied hundreds of photos & videos of the worst carnage imaginable,” King wrote. “What Israel did today was not just wrong, it was evil and criminal and violates international law and norms. Husbands, fathers, sons, wives, mothers, & daughters -slaughtered.”

But Israel wasn’t the only one getting blamed. Steve Schmidt, an MSNBC contributor and supposedly a Republican strategist, said President Donald Trump has “blood on his hands.”

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“There is blood on Trump’s hands. Thanks to (MSNBC host) Chris Hayes for a great conversation about the hypocrisy, extremism, idiocy and death that were loosed by this incompetent administration today,” he wrote on Twitter, while attaching a video of an interview he had done with Hayes.

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However, even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer praised the president for delivering on his campaign promise.

“In a long overdue move, we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem,” the New York Democrat said in a statement, according to the Washington Examiner. “Every nation should have the right to choose its capital. I sponsored legislation to do this two decades ago, and I applaud President Trump for doing it.”

The desire to move the embassy was not exclusive to Trump. Former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama also supported this stance at some point during their administrations. Trump just happened to fulfill a decades-old promise.

If this had happened under Clinton or Obama, the same liberal media would have had a different reaction, one of praise rather than condemnation.

Israel chose to protect its borders like any other sovereign nation. It would be absurd to expect the military to sit and do nothing while being attacked.

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But apparently that doesn’t matter to the anti-Israel crowd, who continue to spread their false claims.

Mitch Behna is a conservative who previously blogged for Wayne Dupree at waynedupree.com and the pro-life blog Live Action at liveaction.org.

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