Obama White House never seems to miss an opportunity to slam Israel on Jerusalem status

COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
In What Country is Shimon Peres Buried?
by Elliott Abrams
October 1, 2016

Last week President Obama spoke at Shimon Peres’ funeral and watched him buried–in some sort of No Man’s Land. Not in Israel, it seems. The Obama White House actually issued a correction of its press release of Obama’s remarks, to strike the world “Israel.” You can see a screen shot of the corrected release here at the McClatchy news site. The absurdity of this move is striking. The ceremony was at Mount Herzl, the Jerusalem cemetery where many of Israel’s greatest figures are buried: Herzl himself, Jabotinsky, Begin, Golda Meir, Rabin, and innumerable military heroes. It lies in Western Jerusalem, near Yad Vashem and Jerusalem Forest–a place Palestinians do not even claim when they claim a share of JerusalemREAD MORE

Related story: White House corrects Obama speech transcript listing Jerusalem in Israel

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