VIDEO: General James Mattis Tells Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The Capital of Israel Is Tel Aviv, I Stick With The Current U.S. Policy" VIDEO: General James Mattis Tells Sen. Lindsey Graham: "The Capital of Israel Is Tel Aviv, I Stick With The Current U.S. Policy"
By Martin Hill
January 14, 2017


Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis was questioned in his Senate confirmation hearings for Secretary of Defense on Thurssay, January 12, 2017.

Effeminate neocon Senator Lindsay Graham peppered a subdued Mattis with questions about what is the capital of Israel.

Graham, a rabid Zionist, Israel-firster and well known to be a closeted homosexual, tried to impose his bizarre religious views onto the retired General, asking "do you agree with me that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel?"

But Graham's smarmy pressure-tactics fell flat, and did not work. Mattis flatly replied that the capital of Israel was Tel Aviv.

He also said he supports the two-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict, a fact that must have secretly enraged Graham.

"The capital of Israel that I go to, sir, is Tel Aviv, sir, because that's where all their government people are.

"Right now I stick with the current US policy.

"I would defer to the nominee of Secretary of State on that, sir," Mattis added.

On July 20, 2013, at an event sponsored by The Aspen Institute, Mattis was questioned by Wolf Blitzer and said "if I'm in Jerusalem and I put 500 Jewish settlers out here to the east and there's 10,000 Arab settlers in here, if we draw the border to include them, either it ceases to be a Jewish state or you say the Arabs don't get to vote - apartheid."

In December, Trump nominated rabid Zionist David Friedman to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Israel. After his selection, Friedman made reference to what he called "Israel's eternal capital, Jerusalem."

Robert Wenzel's , (a must-read site, by the way and one of the few I check regularly for news and analysis) reported at the time of Friedman's selection: WOW Former US Ambassador to Israel Rips Trump's Choice for the Position

Daniel C. Kurtzer, a professor of Middle East policy studies at Princeton and United States ambassador to Israel in the George W. Bush administration, writes in The New York Times:

"President-elect Donald J. Trump's selection of David Friedman as United States ambassador to Israel is a serious mistake that should be rectified. Spoken and published statements by Mr. Friedman, a 57-year-old bankruptcy lawyer in New York, about Israel and American policies in the Mideast suggest he is unsuitable to represent America in one of the most high-pressure diplomatic positions in the world. This call to withdraw Mr. Friedman's name also reflects a sober assessment of the damage that could be caused to American interests and to Mr. Trump's presidency by the reckless words for which Mr. Friedman is already known."

Watch the 1/12/17 video of Graham grilling Mattis here:

Further official info on Mattis testimony:

Confirmation Hearing - Mattis
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 09:30 AM
Location: SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building

Mr. James N. Mattis
To Be Secretary Of Defense

You can down the following in written form in a PDF, Adobe Acrobat Document. Oddly enough, a transcript of Mattis' testimony on this Israel capital issue appears no Where in any of the following three documents.

* The nominee will be present

Upon completion of the confirmation hearing: The Committee will proceed to consider legislation to provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of the Armed Forces.


Mark Glenn of 'The Ugly Truth' blog notes

Diverging from the signals the president-elect has been sending out, James 'Mad Dog' Mattis opts to 'stick with US policy'

ed note - keep in mind that in the world of politics, and especially those politics involving the US and ESPECIALLY those involving a newly-elected president who has riled the establishment in a manner never before seen since a certain man from Galilee came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, that there is this thing known as coordination. Mattis would never have made such a statement had this particular topic not been thoroughly hashed over, and over, and over again between Trump and the various people he has advising him on various matters.

And so, once again, what we caution those political observers who seize upon every little comma, period, question mark, etc in painting a picture of a Zionist-compliant DJT is to hold back on their bets and wagers until the nature of the game being played becomes more clear.

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