US Moving Embassy to Jerusalem Makes It Unique – Like Israel Itself

CNS News | 5/17/2018 | Staff
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I was privileged to attend the dedication of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem on May 14—an event of enormous import that will remain with me forever.

I am deeply grateful to Ambassador David Friedman and his wife, Tammy, for inviting me to this historic event. The United States recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is important not just for the United States and Israel but also for the entire world.

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We might start thinking about this by considering the unique relationship between these two countries.

Regardless of how some choose to think about the United States today, the country’s founding generation was largely Christian men and women.

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Alexis de Tocqueville, author of “Democracy in America,” widely deemed to be the most insightful book ever written about the United States, wrote in 1835, “There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America.”

Perhaps there is no better example demonstrating this truth, and the deep roots of Christian Americans in the Hebrew Bible, than the inscription on the Liberty Bell from the Book of Leviticus: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all inhabitants thereof.”

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The United States and Israel are different from other nations in that both are defined by a creed and by principles. I would go so far to say that the extraordinary success of both countries springs from these principles.

What are the great principles that can be extracted from the Ten Commandments in the Hebrew Bible?

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Reverence for the Lord, reverence for family, reverence for the sanctity of life, reverence for private property and personal responsibility, and a prohibition of envy.

Some surely will say that the United States has strayed so far from these principles that they no longer define the country. But I travel constantly. I have been in every...
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