BEN: This is Ben Shapiro in for Glenn Beck. Glenn is on vacation. A well-earned vacation. And it's an honor to sit behind the microphone for the Glenn Beck Program. A lot of news here as the year wanes. Still, a lot going on out there.
And The news begins today with Nikki Haley just going off at the UN. She did this yesterday. And as I said at the time, Nikki Haley at the UN is basically my spirit animal. It's just spectacular. So the UN votes yesterday, 128 to nine, for the proposition that the United States ought to be condemned from moving our own embassy to Jerusalem and Israel.
Now, there are some Americans who think that this is a terrible idea. Not only is it a terrible idea, but President Trump's threats to retaliate against countries that vote against us in the UN, those are bullying.
John Brennan, the former DIA, director of intelligence agencies, under Barack Obama, he came out and he said it was dictatorial for President Trump and Nikki Haley to threaten funding for countries that don't our way in the UN, which is sort of amazing. Since we are the ones with a sovereign right to put our embassy wherever we damn well please.
But one of the amazing things about how the left has responded to the international community condemning Trump is that they hate Trump so much, they dislike Israel as a general matter so much, that they're fine with the international community pandemic.
It's always been weird to me how so many folks on the left are interested in what the international community has to say, as though the Europeans actually have any moral leverage with which to shame us. Or the UN, which is filled with dictatorial, tyrannical countries that oppress their own citizens. Like we're supposed to sit around listening and waiting for their moral guidance. It's the United States that has saved civilization time and time again. It's the United States that has ensured that morality prevails in war after war over the last century and a half.
It's the United States that has stood up when standing needed to be done, and yet there are the people on the left in the United States who think we should look for our cues to places like Germany. Germany voted against the United States, putting its embassy in Jerusalem, as though the Germans have anything to say about it.
And the Germans should just sit down and shut up when it comes to Israel overall. But the Germans should certainly sit down and shut up when it comes to the US putting our embassy where we please.
If they don't like it, we can always remove our -- our bases from Germany. I mean, this notion that the international community owes us nothing and that they shouldn't follow our lead, if the international community followed the United States' lead, the world would be a much better place. If the opposite occurred, the world would be a much worse place.
Here's Nikkei Haley yesterday, at the United Nations, going off on all these countries that were voting against the United States and trying to shame the United States into moving its embassy back to Tel Aviv in Israel.
VOICE: The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies. When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What's more, that nation is asked to pay for the privilege of being disrespected. The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the general assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world's largest contribution to the United Nations. And it will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more, and to use our influence for their benefit.
BEN: Yes. Yes, Nikki Haley. Nikki Haley is just fantastic over at the United Nations.
And naturally, you're seeing the usual suspects suggest that there will be violence over Jerusalem.
Now, what's funny is that Hamas yesterday announced that there would be days of blood over this. Which, for Hamas, the terrorist group that occupies the Gaza strip, for Hamas, that's basically any day ending in Y. Any day ending ending in Y is a day of blood for Hamas, which is a terror group that has sought to murder Jews and dissenters in like quantities for the last 20 years, minimum. They were founded in 1998, I believe. And as part of their founding document, the Hamas charter specifically talks about the murder of Jews everywhere, not just in Israel, but the murder of Jews everywhere.
And why exactly why they would riot after a resolution that went in their favor is beyond me, right? The UNGA votes in favor of Hamas and Islamic jihad and the Palestinian authority in this resolution. And they're threatening to riot anyway. And then they suggest that Israel is the one that's breaching the peace? They suggest that Israel is the group here participating in extortion, or the United States is participating in distortion.
The entire Palestinian strategy in the Middle East has been extortion for nigh on 50 years at this point. Give us what we want, or we will murder your children. That's pretty much definitionally extortion.
Also, worth pointing out. They're saying there's going to be another day of rage. This would make literally the eighth day of rage, inside the Palestinian Occupy territories in the last year. Since last year.
So over the course of a year, they have eight days of rage. As I say, they don't really need a reason. The toilet doesn't flush properly. Day of rage.
Actually, I wish that were true. I wish if their toilet didn't flush properly, there would be a day of rage because then maybe they would spend their money on fixing the toilet, instead of terror tunnels.
But a Jew in Israel sneezes, day of rage.
That's -- I want to go through the history briefly of Jerusalem, just so that folks understand that the supposed violence that's going to occur, because of President Trump, has nothing to do with President Trump. The supposed violence that is going to occur because Israel is in charge of Israel is not because Israel is in charge of Jerusalem. Jerusalem has long been a point of contention for Muslims.
In 1929, before there was a state of Israel, before there was even a glimmer of a notion of a state of Palestine that would come anywhere close to Jerusalem, in 1929, while -- while the area was called Palestine, but it was a British mandate Palestine, there were riots by Arabs against Jews in 1929. Right?
Again, long before the United States had any position on this because Israel didn't exist. Why?
Because Jews made the provocative move of bringing chairs for the elderly and the infirmed to the Western wall for prayer purposes.
In October 1928, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem decided to build on top of the Temple Mount, and purposefully led mules through the Western Wall area, excreting in the holy area, despite the Jews, Which led to a Jewish march to the wall, in August 1929, a non-violent march.
The next day, Muslims marched to the wall, to show their sovereignty, even though the western wall isn't even holy to Muslims. And the day after that, the Arab stabbed a Jew to death in the city. By August 23rd of 1929, Muslims were rioting across Jerusalem. Seventeen Jews murdered. A hospital attacked in Hebron. Hebron. Arabs massacred more than 60 Jews.
Here's the British Shah report: Again, the reason I'm doing this is because I want to show you that when people say that violence is being caused by Trump or violence is being caused by America's policy on Jerusalem, or violence is being caused by the Israeli's because of Jerusalem, it's just nonsense.
Again, this is 1929. No, Israel didn't exist yet. No Jewish occupation of Jerusalem, that doesn't exist yet. No United States policy.
No US embassy there. All right. The British Shah report described what happened. Quote, Arabs in Hebron made the most ferocious attack on the Jewish ghetto and on isolated Jewish houses lying outside the crowded quarters of the town.
More than 60 Jews, including many women and children, were murdered. More than 50 were wounded.
There were also anti-Jewish riots in the '20s and in the 1930s. In 1948, Israel's existence was supposed to create a peaceful barrier with regard to Jerusalem. Instead, if you had cautioned in the 1947 UN partition plan, Jerusalem was supposed to be an international city.
Instead, Arabs cut off all roads to Jerusalem, preventing Jews from reaching the city, and blockaded the Jews who were living inside. Thousands of Israelis had to be sacrificed or killed, trying to to reach their brethren in Jerusalem.
The outcome was a split of the city, between West Jerusalem, which is under Jewish rule, and did not include the western wall or any of the Old Testament areas, really, and east Jerusalem, controlled by Jordan.
While it was under Muslim rule, Jews were not allowed to visit Jewish holy sites.
Under Jewish rule, Muslims always have been. Muslims actually used gravestones from the Jewish cementary, the Mount of Olive. Which, if you've ever been to Israel, overlooks the Western Wall and the Temple Mount. They used those gravestones to pave their roads.
And, by the way, between 1948 and 1967, during that period, while East Jerusalem, all the holy sites were controlled by Jordanians, the Palestine liberation authority, which is the Palestinian authority, the Asar Arafat group, (?) which is run by Hamas. It was formed in 1964, while Jerusalem was not occupied by the Jews, at least the old city. They openly said what their goal was. The destruction of the state of Israel. Before Israel controlled Jerusalem. In 1967, (?) and not only did they grant Muslims access to holy sights, they actually handed full control of the Temple Mount over to the Islamic with a. A huge mistake (?) on the temperature mount. You're talking about intolerance in Jerusalem. You're talking about repercussions for rule in Jerusalem.
The fact is, just on a moral basis on who who will allow (?) the Jews should be in charge over there.
In 1993, Israel agreed to negotiate with those terrorists and the Palestinian Authority over a future (?) the PA said it would acknowledge -- (?) and cease violence. Which it never has. It never made any statement about transferring Jerusalem to Muslim rule. Despite that fact, the number of terrorist attacks on Israel dramatically increased in the aftermath of that.
In 2000, (?) Yasser Arafat of the Temple Mount itself. The Muslims reject it. Then they started with the violence that ended with the murder of hundreds of Jews. Again, (?) a leader of the Palestinian Authority and a man who works with Hamas, international control of Jerusalem's old city, including the holy sites. (?) it will be 50 years before there will be another Israeli prime minister that will offer you what I'm offering you now. Omar (?) from Judea and summary I can't. Launched another round of violence. So when people are saying that Trump is to blame (?) Nikki Haley is to blame. When they say this sort of nonsense, they're just historically inaccurate. What they're saying is not historically accurate. As we continue, I want to talk about the European response. (?) why it makes no sense whatsoever. I'm Ben Shapiro in for Glenn Beck.