Crosstalk: December 11, 2017
From President Trump's decision on Jerusalem to the California wildfires and more, there was much to cover for Jim on this edition of the 'round-up'. Stories included:
--In a televised address from the White House, President Trump announced that the United States officially recognizes the city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will begin the process of moving its embassy there.
--The long awaited symbolic move addresses the historic injustice showing how Israel is the only nation in the world not allowed to choose its own capital.
--Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Trump on his decision.
--250 major Israeli rabbi's send a letter of gratitude to President Trump.
--President Trump's Jerusalem decision is said to be a major step toward establishing the Third Temple.
--Prominent conservatives applaud President Trump's move concerning Jerusalem.
--Remnants of the 'Never Trump' movement generally acknowledged that he had done something special in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and directed the State Department to begin moving the embassy there.
--Democrats divided over President Trump's move concerning Jerusalem.
--The Council on American/Islamic relations (CAIR) call on Americans to urge their elected representatives in Congress to denounce the president's decision regarding Jerusalem.
--Pamela Geller reported that President Trump has set the example for others to follow and the first is the Czech Republic, as they've announced that they recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
--Vice President Mike Pence now considered unwelcome in Palestine.
--The Muslim Brotherhood is pledging to shed blood and wage war against the U.S.
--Al Qaida is urging its followers across the world to attack the U.S. and its allies in response to the president's decision.
--3,000 Palestinians held violent protests across the West Bank and Gaza over Jerusalem.
--The U.N. called an emergency session today to discuss President Trump's Jerusalem decision.
--Wildfires continue to wreak havoc in Southern California.
--The Trump administration declared a state of emergency for California.
--Beverly Young Nelson has admitted that she forged a portion of the infamous high school yearbook inscription that she and attorney Gloria Allred used as alleged proof of her accusations against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore.
--ABC News downplayed this latest Roy Moore news by presenting the admission of forgery as just adding notes to the inscription.
--The Roy Moore Senate campaign sent a letter to the Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, asking him to investigate potential vote fraud in the upcoming special election to replace Jeff Sessions.
--President Trump honors Pearl Harbor veterans.
--The House and Senate approved stop-gap legislation in order to avert a possible government shut-down ahead of tonight's midnight deadline.
--Employers added 228,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate held at 4.1%. That's the lowest level since December of 2000.
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