Did Our Dark Overlords Scrub References Connecting Jerusalem with Israel?

Very interesting.  It wouldn’t be the first time this administration has scrubbed “sensitive” facts in an effort to snuggle up to Islamic terrorists:

Did the White House ‘Cleanse’ References to Jerusalem, Israel From Its Web Site?
August 10, 2011 – Billy Hallowell – The Blaze

On Tuesday, The Weekly Standard’s deputy online editor, Daniel Halper, made a noteworthy charge against the White House.

Following an article in which he discussed the ongoing debate over which country the U.S. believes Jerusalem is in (hint: It’s not Israel), Halper claims that the White House “cleansed” its site of references to the city being definitively tied to the Jewish homeland.

Let’s start with a recent State Department press release, highlighting the United States’ official stance on Jerusalem (Halper cites this as well):

QUESTION: What is the State Department’s position regarding American persons born in Jerusalem who wish to have passports issued that indicate their place of birth as Israel?

ANSWER: Current U.S. Government policy is that U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem may not have “Israel” listed in their passports as their place of birth. See the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Manual 7 FAM 1300 Appendix D for further details.

Appendix D reads:

As a result of the June 1967 Arab-Israeli War, the Government of Israel currently occupies and administers the Golan Heights, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip.  U.S. policy recognizes that the Golan Heights is Syrian territory, and that the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are territories whose final status must be determined by negotiations.

While the U.S. is clearly undecided on the issue, Halper highlights a photograph on the White House web site that, until last evening, allegedly had a caption that included “Jerusalem, Israel” (i.e. admitting that Jerusalem is a part of Israel). Following Halper’s article, the image’s caption (by his account) changed. Here’s the original image (notice the reference to Jerusalem, Israel):

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Halper claims that he posted this image at 3:33 p.m. on Tuesday. Then, he writes, “Within two hours of posting, the White House has apparently gone through its website, cleansing any reference to Jerusalem as being in Israel.” Halper claims that the image was replaced with the following (notice “Israel” has been removed):

Below, watch a video montage that purportedly (and quite dramatically, based on the background music selection) shows other changes, in this same vein, the White House has made:

Upon a cursory search on the WhiteHouse.gov site, The Blaze uncovered only one reference to “Jerusalem, Israel” (see the screen shot below). Interestingly, this reference is present in a State Department official’s biography and it highlights a location (Jerusalem, Israel, of course) at which the individual (Adrienne Fagler) plans to serve the U.S. government:

If the government did, indeed, remove the references as stated, the action is bizarre. However, it’s not unexplainable. As mentioned, at least one reference still places Jerusalem in Israel (a fact the government, itself, has officially disputed pending Middle East negotiations). Either way, messages seem to be crossing, criss-crossing and, quite potentially, getting purposefully removed from the record.

Perhaps the White House is afraid that any mentions it makes of the city’s placement within Israel will contradict its policies and rhetoric. At the end of July, The Blaze covered the ongoing debate surrounding Israeli-American passports.

Despite a 2002 law requiring it to do so, thus far the federal government has refused to allow those born in Jerusalem to have “Israel” printed on their travel documentation. Now, the case is headed for court and it could have a profound impact on how the U.S. government officially recognizes Jerusalem moving forward.

The perfect motivation to remove the connection between city and nation from its web site? Quite possibly.

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2 Comments on “Did Our Dark Overlords Scrub References Connecting Jerusalem with Israel?”

  1. Gonzo Says:

    The media does not report the widespread abuses that Palestinians endure…not from Israel, from various arab nations. The apartheid committed against Palestinians by arab nations would make what Israel does look like a day at the parade.
    Where are these protestors when an arab nation systematically and violently ejects hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in one quick swoop? – Like Kuwait did in 1991 against 450,000 Palestinians. Or when citizenship is reversed to Palestinians that were refugees generations ago, and then they are denied services so that they leave?

    And where is the outrage at the treatment they get in Jordan? The odd thing about Jordan, is that it is the REAL Palestine, and is 80% Palestinian. Let me repeat that for the thinking impaired – Jordan IS Palestine, and Palestine IS Jordan. Jordan was formerly known as the East Bank, and the main settlement of Palestinians after Saudi Arabia kicked them out of their territories.

    If my theory is correct, the arab nations want Palestine to get a national border recognition, not to legitimize the Palestinians as a people, but so that what small territory they do get to call Palestine, will be the home of millions and millions of Palestinians that will be forced from arab lands in a ploy to overcrowd the West Bank and Gaza in order to affect the use of Palestinians as pawns in a war against Israel.

    There is only one reasonable solution to the issue of Israel, and that is to make Gaza and the West Bank part of Israel, right up to the river, and then correct the indiscretion committed by Britian 60 years ago and formalize Jordan as Palestine. If the Hashemites want their own country, let them carve out a little corner of Jordan as their own.

    Then if any rockets or other armaments fly across anyone elses border, let the UN put a world of hurt on em. If history is any indication, Hamas will be the first to launch petty offensives, and probably while hiding in some residential area or a school.

  2. orfan Says:

    The reason they want a PA state is so they have a foothold from which to destroy us–it’s been their goal since the pedophile Mo had his first epileptic fit. For some reason the western world just refuses to read the charter of every muslim country~the part that says destroy Israel. And every time we are attacked and fight back the UN condemns us. Go figure.

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