Letter to The Jerusalem Post published on Internet on June 20, 1999


by Bernard J. Shapiro

I am sick and tired of Israelis whining about the location of the American Embassy. Any normal country with one ounce of self-respect would have demanded that ALL embassies be located in its capital. Israel should announce that consulates and consulates-general would be welcome in Tel Aviv. ONLY Embassies would be permitted in Jerusalem . There would be temporary diplomatic difficulties, but in time, Israel's capital would be respected by the world community. Don't blame America, this is a problem of Israeli failure to exercise its proper right of sovereignty.

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