U.S. Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem


Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. Embassy is the most important move a U.S. President has made since Ronald Reagan called on Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. In both cases, the Presidents were warned against doing what they ultimately did, for fear of heightening tensions and provoking retaliatory violence. In both cases, the Presidents decided to stand up against violent intimidation, rather than bowing to it, enabling it, and encouraging it by giving the bullies what they wanted.