Online Midweek January 13

The Jubilee of Capital Hill

What is needed for the return of the heirs to their ancestral inheritance is legal authority and recognition.

A look at where it comes from:

In the case of individuals: From the law of the Jubilee expressed through the law of the land.

In the case of a nation: From the world leaders and authorities

In the case of Ancient Israel this came from Cyrus, King of Persia

In the case of Modern Israel it came from the greatest of the post

World War 2 powers, the United States of America

If there is refusal of this recognition: The result is conflict.

This happened with ancient Israel. (See Ezra 4)

In Modern Israel:

The War on 1948 in which Israel’s enemies tried to keep the nation from being established

Various proclamations over the years by the United Nations

The Six Day War on 1967

Various proclamations over the years by the United Nations

What happened in the Jubilee year of 2017:

Going back a little: In the 1995 the United States Congress had passed a resolution calling for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

This resolution would need Presidential approval and action.

Text of the Resolution

PUBLIC LAW 104–45—NOV. 8, 1995 JERUSALEM EMBASSY ACT OF 1995 109 STAT. 398 PUBLIC LAW 104–45—NOV. 8, 1995 Public Law 104–45 104th Congress

An Act To provide for the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995’’. S

EC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress makes the following findings:

(1) Each sovereign nation, under international law and custom, may designate its own capital.

(2) Since 1950, the city of Jerusalem has been the capital of the State of Israel.

(3) The city of Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s President, Parliament, and Supreme Court, and the site of numerous government ministries and social and cultural institutions.

(4) The city of Jerusalem is the spiritual center of Judaism, and is also considered a holy city by the members of other religious faiths.

(5) From 1948–1967, Jerusalem was a divided city and Israeli citizens of all faiths as well as Jewish citizens of all states were denied access to holy sites in the area controlled by Jordan.

(6) In 1967, the city of Jerusalem was reunited during the conflict known as the Six Day War.

(7) Since 1967, Jerusalem has been a united city administered by Israel, and persons of all religious faiths have been guaranteed full access to holy sites within the city.

(8) This year marks the 28th consecutive year that Jerusalem has been administered as a unified city in which the rights of all faiths have been respected and protected.

(9) In 1990, the Congress unanimously adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 106, which declares that the Congress ‘‘strongly believes that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected’’.

(10) In 1992, the United States Senate and House of Representatives unanimously adopted Senate Concurrent Resolution 113 of the One Hundred Second Congress to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, and reaffirming congressional sentiment that Jerusalem must remain an undivided city



The President at the time (Bill Clinton) signed a waiver delaying it’s implementation.

This waiver was renewed every 6 months by Clinton and every person who followed him in the office of the President. The first time it crossed Donald Trump’s desk he did the same despite having promised a change in the United State’s policy concerning Jerusalem.

In June of 2017 the Senate passed the following resolution:

115th CONGRESS, 1st Session

S. RES. 176

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 24, 2017

Mr. McConnell (for himself, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Heller, Mr. Graham, Mr. Nelson, Ms. Baldwin, Mrs. McCaskill, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Menendez, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Casey, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Rounds, Mr. Rubio, Mr. Moran, Ms. Murkowski, Mr. Booker, Ms. Stabenow, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Tillis, Mr. Shelby, Ms. Collins, Mr. Strange, Mrs. Fischer, Mr. Scott, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Roberts, Mrs. Ernst, Mr. Daines, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Cruz, Mr. Young, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Wicker, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Flake, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Manchin, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Portman, and Mr. Sasse) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

May 25, 2017

Reported by Mr. Corker, without amendment

June 5, 2017

Considered and agreed to



 

RESOLUTION

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem.

Whereas June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the reunification of the city of Jerusalem;

Whereas there has been a continuous Jewish presence in Jerusalem for 3 millennia;

Whereas Jerusalem is a holy city and the home for people of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths;

Whereas, for 3,000 years, Jerusalem has been Judaism’s holiest city and the focal point of Jewish religious devotion;

Whereas, from 1948 to 1967, Jerusalem was a divided city, and Israeli citizens of all faiths as well as Jews of all nationalities were denied access to holy sites in eastern Jerusalem, including the Old City, in which the Western Wall is located;

Whereas, in 1967, Jerusalem was reunited by Israel during the conflict known as the Six Day War;

Whereas, since 1967, Jerusalem has been a united city, and persons of all religious faiths have access to holy sites within the city;

Whereas this year marks the 50th year that Jerusalem has been administered as a united city in which the rights of all faiths have been respected and protected;

Whereas the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–45)*, which became law on November 8, 1995, states that Jerusalem should remain the undivided capital of Israel in which the rights of every ethnic and religious group are protected; and

Whereas it is the longstanding policy of the United States Government that a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can only be achieved through direct, bilateral negotiations without preconditions for a sustainable two-state solution: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and extends its friendship and hopes for peace to the residents of Jerusalem and the people of Israel;

(2) reaffirms its support for Israel’s commitment to religious freedom and administration of holy sites in Jerusalem;

(3) continues to support strengthening the mutually beneficial American-Israeli relationship;

(4) commends Egypt and Jordan, former combatant states of the Six Day War, who in subsequent years embraced a vision of peace and coexistence with Israel and have continued to uphold their respective peace agreements;

(5) reaffirms that it is the longstanding, bipartisan policy of the United States Government that the permanent status of Jerusalem remains a matter to be decided between the parties through final status negotiations towards a two-state solution; and

(6) reaffirms the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104–45)* as United States law, and calls upon the President and all United States officials to abide by its provisions.



In the year of the Jubilee every authority in the land was to recognize the return of the land to it’s original owner. Notice that the Senate resolution called for every American official to recognize the restoration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, to grant Israel the sovereignty over it’s Holy City that had been missing for the last 50 years.

The Senate resolution commemorated the 50th year, meaning it was a proclamation of the Jubilee.

Please note too that although the presentation and debate on this resolution began on May 24 it was agreed to on June 5, 50 years to the day of the 6 Day War, the main event of the Jubilee of 1967 and the event that marked the return of Jerusalem to the Jewish people.

The next mystery will involve three events, each separated from the others by at least half a century, yet joined to the others by a series of ancient threads.

*Click on the link to read Public Law 104-45