Because the non-Israeli populations in that area have an equally passionate and far longer connection with Jerusalem than Israelis do. For the US to support Israel in claiming that Jerusalem "belongs" to them, and not anybody else, would be to tell everyone else that their own cultural heritage doesn't matter. The US has no business doing that.
Yes, there is a lot of history there. You could make the same statement about many places in the world. Should we not recognize every nation's capital that has a history of multiple cultures? Again, what about Washington D.C.?
The Democratic National Convention Platform was read by Obama and his team - if he had a fervent belief in Jerusalem being the capital of Isreal why didn't they demand that change be made before the Platform was presented to all?
I'm not sure why the reason is.... but it's not like America is alone in this. The International Olympic Committee, the United Nations, and many other countries also don't recognize Jerusalem as the capital. Can't give any reason, but I think the real question is why won't the international community recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, not just why won't America.
Isn't that part of the problem in the first place? We're always worried about what the international community wants us to do. When did we lose our leadership in this community? Really? We're making political decisions based on the Olympics?
I see the Olympics as the greatest prevention to war that humans have yet created. Rather than acting out our human aggressions by constantly attacking each other, look at all the countries that now strive to excel against each other in sports.
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Why is Israel so little but never been erased in the map by its enemies?u.s.a. and britain are the two nations who help israel but her enemies are so many more than 5.one of them is iran backed by russia