Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel's Capital; Middle East Prepares For Violence

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As expected, President Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy there, a decision that is certain to inflame tensions in the region and throw a wrench in potential peace negotiations, paradoxically uniting the fractured middle east world against Israel and the U.S.

"I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said shortly after 1pm in the White House.

Trump said the announcement “marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and Palestinians.”

As discussed earlier, Trump’s move reverses decades of American policy in the Middle East and alienates regional allies, even as the president has made brokering an elusive Middle East peace deal a key goal.

“This is a long overdue step to advance the peace process and work towards a lasting agreement”, Mr Trump said in his remarks. He added that he was directing the US State Department to develop a plan to move its Israel embassy from its current location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Trump framed the decision as a way to put his own stamp on one of history’s oldest conflicts.

“The record is in: after more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians,” the president said. “It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result."

The move showed Trump’s inclination to prioritize domestic politics over the desires of U.S. allies in the Middle East and Europe who warned the announcement could spark violence in a region that is already a powder keg.

"While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver," the president said. "Today, I am delivering."

It will hardly play out that way.

As Bloomberg notes, leaders across the Middle East, including from Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the Arab League have also spoken out against the plan, and Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Trump’s plan a sign of U.S. “failure and impotence.”

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah II, warned him the announcement would have “dangerous” repercussions for regional stability. Separately, the Palestinian delegate to the United Kingdom said on Wednesday that President Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel signals "a declaration of war" in the region. “He is declaring war in the Middle East, he is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims, hundreds of millions of Christians that are not going to accept the holy shrines to be totally under the hegemony of Israel,” Manuel Hassassian told BBC 4 Radio's "Today."

The Turkish government’s spokesman on Wednesday said that the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will plunge the region and the world into “a fire with no end in sight”.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the “whole world is against” Trump’s move. He says that moving the embassy to Jerusalem would be a “grave mistake” and would “not bring any stability, peace but rather chaos and instability.”

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also blasted Washington's decision to relocate the US embassy to Jerusalem as a display of incompetence. "That they claim they want to announce Quds as the capital of occupied Palestine is because of their incompetence and failure," Khamenei said, using the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

The Syrian government also weighed in on the planned move. "[The move] is the culmination of the crime of usurping Palestine and displacing the Palestinian people," a Foreign Ministry official told state news agency SANA.

Palestinian Christians in Bethlehem were spotted burning photographs of Donald Trump and holding signs reading “Move the embassy to your country, not ours,” and “Jerusalem, Palestine's heart, is not up to negotiations.”

The declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital carries deep symbolic significance and could have dangerous consequences. The competing claims to east Jerusalem, the section of the city captured by Israel in 1967, have frequently boiled over into deadly violence over the years. East Jerusalem is home to the city’s most sensitive Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy sites, as well as its 330,000 Palestinian residents.

The United States has never endorsed the Jewish state’s claim of sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem and has insisted its status be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation.

The mere consideration of Trump changing the status quo sparked a renewed U.S. security warning on Tuesday. America’s consulate in Jerusalem ordered U.S. personnel and their families to avoid visiting Jerusalem’s Old City or the West Bank, and urged American citizens in general to avoid places with increased police or military presence.

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Rubicon727's picture

As America swirls downward into the dustbin of history, a synopsis will be made of *why* the descent. Chief reasons: corporate/banking greed; the deadly Zionist/Israeli influence in D.C./elsewhere and the US military/military contractors bleeding US taxpayers dry. If Trump can't see all this, then he's an ass of monumental proportions. So tragic.

MozartIII's picture

The muzzies will never have peace with anyone. They can't even be content to just kill themselves, the have to spread the evil for everyone to enjoy....

Dindu Nuffins's picture

Okay. But how did the Muslims get in YOUR country? You know they didn't let themselves in. Some group shaped policies to let them in, so that you would share a mutual enemy and support their project overseas.


ChiangMaiXPat's picture

Steps up to what, Noble Prize for what? Drumpf is a Jew this settles the question, no one in America voted for this. He is bought & paid for, this settles it. The entire election was a ruse. Rothschild owns Drumpf. The lies on top of lies on top of lies..Trump is not here to save America, he is here to destroy her, and he just shown his hand. Next occupying sanctuary cities under the ruse of “the rule of law.” What an embarrassment he is. I guess this sets the stage for an apocalyptic end game. Any blood red calves born lately?

???ö?'s picture

If not for Jesus Christ, Judaism would be a footnote on the trash heap of failed religions.

HRClinton's picture

Not quite. Apostle Shimon/Simon aka Petrus aka St. Peter, wanted to keep Christianity as a  Hebrew/Israelite sect.

It was the dual-citizen Saul of Tarsus (aka St. Paul), who actually never met Jesus, but was a smooth-talking lawyer, who turned the Christian sect into a global franchise.

What!? JC somehow could not convey that message to his chosen Shepherd/Vicar? "Hey, Pete, an update... You need to grow Market Share, by including all Outsiders who are receptive to a Man-God, dedicated to the weak and powerless: Women and Slaves."

LMAO at yet another inconvenient truth, that Buybull thumpers will try to wiggle out of.

???ö?'s picture

That's a nice story.  Thank you for sharing.  You got it backwards however.  Peter told Paul to stop trolling him in Antioch.  Paul was a stalker and also a fraud.  The people who knew him hated him.  Friendless, he continued to wander, composing lies.  Sound familiar?  Paul didn't spread Christianity.  He continued to troll Peter, even in Rome.  Still, no one gave him a second thought at the time. Not one Gospel is according to Paul.  That's because he was not an Apostle, and therefore his words are not divine revelations, just opinions of a self-appointed follower.

MozartIII's picture

Then Rome got involved....

GoinFawr's picture

"If not for" Rome's desire to have a populace composed of sheep who would 'turn the other cheek' and 'Pay unto Caesar what is Caesar's' "Jesus Christ" AND "Judaism would be a footnote on the trash heap of failed religions."


justa minute's picture

all this from people who have never read the script

justa minute's picture

suonds like you have been under the influence of some rabbi

GUS100CORRINA's picture

If the GOD of the Bible be for it, who can be against it? Remember, this is just a campaign promise that was made during 2016. President TRUMP is putting America on the right side of GOD and this is a very good thing.


People may want to get familiar with Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17 to name just a few areas of relevant text in the Bible.

We are about to witness something of was foretold 1000's of years ago.

???ö?'s picture

The so-called "Bible" cited by the evangelists, including you, is the Old Testament and wholy irrelevant.   God said I want your love, not your sacrifices.  Only the New Testament matters.  Christ named first commandment as the most important; "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" because without that commandment, humans will put their own personal interests first. But if you can love God first, then you have the capacity to love other humans, instead of solely loving yourself.

MEFOBILLS's picture

The old testament was and is reinforced by Jews.  Amsterdam's Jews even printed bibles for England.  Think about it.  Bibles were very expensive back then (1200 to 1600), and it was in a foreign language, and for a foreign audience.  Why?  To emphasize "gods" chosen people, to then allow re-insertion back into England.

Scofield bible was funded by Zion, where footnotes emphasize Old Testament, and shine Jews in a good light.

Calvin was funded by Jewry, some of the monies from Amsterdam stock market capital.

Zionist Christians have their head so far up their ass they cannot see daylight.  501C3 status of American churches prevents any sort of critical thinking regarding the Jewish problem.  

We cannot question Moloch now can we, got to have that money and tax exempt status.

We even have the term Judeo-Christian inserted into our language as hypnosis.  New Testament SUPERCEDES the old, and makes the old irrelevant.  Old Testament is only a guide, a dusty history book.  There is Christianity period- no Judeo.

???ö?'s picture

Head fakes from Judas, to Paul, to ... time eternity.

MozartIII's picture

Dude it's one whole book!

MEFOBILLS's picture


Get a clue.

GoinFawr's picture

"But if you can love God first, then you have the capacity to love other humans, instead of solely loving yourself"

Of course secular humanists, of which Christ is a revered honorary member, never did need a flying spaghetti monster in the clouds to tell them The Golden Rule; but, being reasonable, with an affinity for their heads to remain attached to their necks, they'll always play along with the fearful and weak who need deities for comfort against harsh reality.

" I am Christian. That obliges me to be a communist." George Bernard Shaw


lol, so you better practice what you preach, or give up the fa ith!

justa minute's picture

no it isnt but you probably havent read it with any understandig anyway.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"putting America on the right side of GOD "

I know many that talk like that, but seem to forget that the Abrahamic religions all refer to God. Are you talking about Allah? 

Trump, as with many people, doesnt seem to think that we have enough trouble.  

justa minute's picture

you need to study the cript a little more before you throw scrptures around that are taken out of context and use the real thing oh by the way God doesnt need cheerleaders, im sure he is very capable of directing the script

PantherCityPooPoo's picture forgot on crucial detail, goy.





didn't see that coming did ya? 

ne-tiger's picture

There you go, evangelist tards got what you wanted...

???ö?'s picture

Islam is nothing more than an antithesis for people who are too stupid to comprehend Christianity.

Arnold's picture

We will comprehend and interpret ALL for you.

--Mullah Moe,average Joe

???ö?'s picture

Good luck with that, fuck face.

Arnold's picture

Why the long face, John?

Ecclesia Militans's picture

Have to agree with this one - Hagia Sofia is still a consecrated Church.  It shouldn't be much of an effort to tear down the minarets and scrape the calligraphy off the walls.

Gorgeous's picture

Take back C.  I'm with you.  And accidentally bulldoze that Al-Aqsa thingy.  That it could last for centuries because Crazy Mo had a most holy nocturnal flight hallucination is amazing enough.


"warned the announcement could spark violence..."  when does anything that goes contrary to an Islamophile not "spark violence"?  Just protect the embassies this time, video or no video.  Anybody that climbs an embassy wall gets vaporized.


Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Take back Constantinople too,"

You might try it. It took the Ottomans over a hundred years to capture it.

To succeed, they actually carried their boats over the Beyoglu on grease skids and dropped their boats into the golden horn. Quite a feat. Europe did not want to help, but boy were they surprised and upset when it happened.

Anyway, there is no such place as Constantinople

swmnguy's picture

Indeed, if you've date in Constantinople, She'll be waiting in Istanbul.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Indeed, if you've date in Constantinople, She'll be waiting in Istanbul."

They have an expression in Turkish "selvi boylu" which translates as "tall cedar". It is the way some of the turkish women are referred to. Quite lovely and pleasurable to visit with. If I was single or unfaithful .........mmmm

Carl Spackler's picture

Trump recognized Jerusalem...

“Ah Jerusalem, didn’t I meet you at the Kushner bar mitzvah?”

peddling-fiction's picture

Miles Mathis, and his proof that Trump is a Jew.

NY real estate is a Jewish business.

The Kabbalicious Egregore is NOT of God's men.

Real Hebrews never summon angels; the Torah forbids it.


Deathrips's picture

Make Israel great again on christian blood sacrafices.



Bes's picture

this is simple 2 Dimensional Chess

incite anger and resentment in MENA -------->

provoking a violent response from "extremists" -------->

thus creating the excuse to increase invasions and occupations -------->

and enriching the MIC, globalists, and oligarchs

at your expense and the loss of your rights


vega74's picture

Full Retard... imho

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Full Retard... imho"

If that was a humble opinion, you might even try to support it.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

You can do all that in one dimension.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture



Remember the USS Liberty, when Israel (and LBJ) murdered US Marines and Sailors in a failed attempt to sink a ship to blame on Egypt in a war Israel started to grab land.

And remember the fantastic costs of Israel to US taxpayers

Remember that under US Law, groups like AIPAC are *required* to register as foreign agents, but the ZOG refuses to enforce this law against Israel, just like it provides weapons to Israel though US laws forbid providing weapons to nuclear states that have not signed the NPT.
Note that the failure of the ZOA/AIPAC to comply facilitated the theft by Israeli agents of US nuclear material by a ring which Netanyahu was involved with.

Remember the ZIONIST JEW CREATED AND RUN 'Office of Special Plans' which fabricated evidence to lie the US into a war for Israel, as the Zios had long craved:

Remember that the Mossad lied to the US about a Syrian 'nuclear reactor' and weapons program

Skim the following, which is an overview of Zionist calls to destroy Syria and Iraq and Lebanon for an expansionist Jewish state

The 'neocons' were and are a Zionist and Jewish clique whose primary goal is Greater Israel. They conflate Israeli interests with American ones, and use wildly disproportionate campaign contributions, bribes, and the term 'anti-Semite' to prevent discussion of their Jewishness and primary allegiance to a foreign power that spies on the US relentlessly while selling its secrets in the past to the USSR, China, and others.

Remember that the NSA, which illegally spies on all US citizens and sucks up every email and packet transmitted across the intertubes, but couldnt find hillary's deleted emails or prove the DNC was hacked by Russia...
was and is absolutely compromised by Israel

to which it gives the 'raw data' with a nice pretty bow on it.

Remember that Mossad posed as CIA agents while recruiting terrorists in Iran

That Israel is the biggest 'ally' spy threat by far

And recall US Army Intelligence's report of 9/10/01 regarding Mossad's capacity to attack the US and make it look like Arabs.

Remember the Israeli spies caught filming and celebrating the collapse of the towers on 9/11

Remember multiple reports demonstrating Israeli (and Saudi) support for Al Qaeda and ISIS as the latter expecially targeted Christians, murdering and torturing thousands of them... not merely weapons and buying their oil but explicit military coordination

And remember the many, significant Jewish/Zionist/Israeli connections to 9/11 which launched the Endless War in MENA

And remember, (((they))) are lying, hard, about Iran to lie us into another war for Israel, energy profiteering, and ultimately, The One Bank.

There is nothing sacred or holy or good about Ersatz 'Israel' nor the cult of yahweh the demon.


Sagnihc Nam's picture

Omg this guy and his long ass posts

Mustafa Kemal's picture

"Omg this guy and his long ass posts"

Not into information, are you? 

MEFOBILLS's picture

When they have no answer, they resort to ad-hominem.

In other words, ad-hominems = loser.

Sagnihc Nam's picture

I read it.

Just a lot to read.


earleflorida's picture

it bankupted the roman's, spain, france, germany, russia, and england,... and soon the ussa 

but[t],its made why the cabal's private banks

Ignatius's picture

Imagine someone walking into the neighborhood, where your children play, and swats a hornets nest.  Now imagine that a really rich guy, like say Sheldon Adelson, pays a guy (Trump donations) to walk into your neighborhood an swat a hornets nest where your children play.  My guess is that Adelson won't be in the cross fire suffering consequences.

The psychos are begging for more war.