12/8/17 Mark Perry on Why moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is a mistake

Mark Perry returns to the show to discuss his latest article for the American Conservative, “Tillerson, Mattis Warned Trump Against Embassy Move.” Perry doubts that Trump understands the true effect of his decision and explains why Jerusalem is integral to the Arab world and to Palestine in particular. Scott asks if, now that the two-state solution is clearly over, peace can be found in a single state—assuming apartheid conditions are lifted. Perry believes that the silver lining is that the Jerusalem decision creates division in what has become an ever-cozier relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Scott then turns to Perry’s new book, “The Pentagon’s Wars: The Military’s Undeclared Wars Against America’s Presidents.

Mark Perry is the author of Talking to Terrorists: Why America Must Engage with its Enemies and The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthurHis most recent book, The Pentagon’s Wars was released in October. Follow him on Twitter @MarkPerryDC.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Arab world responds to Trump’s Jerusalem decision with protests and warnings” (Christian Science Monitor)
  • “Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital” (Reuters)
  • “Pope Francis Has ‘Deep Worry’ Over President Trump’s Decision to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem” (Time)
  • Palestinian Christians
  • “Tom Friedman on Trump’s ignorance in Jerusalem embassy decision” (MSNBC)
  • “Rice’s Turnabout on Mideast Talks” (The New York Times)
  • “Trump’s Transition Team Colluded With Israel. Why Isn’t That News?” (The Intercept)
  • “U.S. Abstains From U.N. Vote Condemning Israeli Settlements” (ForeignPolicy)
  • “An explanation of Israeli settlements” (MSNBC)
  • Philip Weiss
  • Ramzy Baroud
  • “A Split Over Israel Threatens the Democrats’ Hopes for Unity” (The New York Times)
  • Ahmed Yassin
  • 2004 Fallujah Ambush
  • “Sadr: Muslims must liberate Jerusalem not fight each other” (Middle East Monitor)
  • “Military Times survey: Troops prefer Trump to Clinton by a huge margin” (Military Times)
  • “Poll: Active Military Members Have Had Quite Enough of Nation Building, Regime Change” (Reason)
  • “Ron Paul Awash in Active Duty Military Donations” (U.S. News)
  • “America 1st: Tucker Carlson & Col. Macgregor Reveal Secrets!” (YouTube)

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2 thoughts on “12/8/17 Mark Perry on Why moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is a mistake”

  1. John Ellis


    “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, ‘Build houses and live in them; and plant gardens and eat their produce. ‘Take wives and become the fathers of sons and daughters, and take wives for your sons and give your daughters to husbands, that they may bear sons and daughters; and multiply there and do not decrease.” Jeremiah 29:4

    “A man is not a Jew if he is only one outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.
    No, a man is a Jew if he is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the written code.” Romans 2:28

    “Jerusalem should be the capital of the Israel state.”

    For Palestine was originally the Canaan state and for over two thousand years before Abraham was even born. Then in BC 1405 when the Jews did their first genocide it was briefly the Israel state, but for only 832 years. Then for over 600 years it was a Roman Empire state. Then for two thousand years until this very day it has been the Palestine state.

  2. John Ellis

    One state solution — Empire USA inn spades

    For both USA and Israel allow the educated upper-half of society to hoard all the land, wealth, political power and good healthcare. The root cause being a superiority complex, with people being allowed to enrich themselves upon the misery of anyone with less education, less wealth or less whiteness of skin. The end result being, the upper-half of society most all white and owning all of everything.

    And so, as Israel is 90% Europeans, if the Promised Land were one state, just like USA the 51% most educated, most wealthy and most white, they would keep the uneducated lower-half so poor that they would refuse to vote, which would allow the 26% most wealthy to be the voting majority and to hoard 75% of the wealth.

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