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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Erek's picture

Oh shit! Hang on to your ass! The shit is going to hit the fan!

The MIC is going to love this!

Good job – well done Mr. War Monger. You really think this will promote peace?

This will only promote piece as in there will only be a few pieces left when it's all over with.

 

Vinividivinci's picture

trump wasn't and isn't a "peacetime" prez...
he's here to do the heavy lifting that the swampthings never did...
he's a force of nature...so stand back and watch in awe.

Erek's picture

Who was the last peacetime president? Hoover maybe? Coolidge maybe?

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

+1
Nothing peaceful about bending the entire population of the USA over your desk.

kralizec's picture

Yes.  Leave the Middle East, leave NATO & Europe...

It will be easier to nuke Muzzieland from orbit then.

HRClinton's picture

First to notice the Israeli blue ties by both Trump and dense Pence.

TalkToLind's picture

Stop telling these goyim our secrets!

Truther's picture

Correct.  My thoughts exactly.  The Orange JOO just proved what he's all about.

NEOCON1's picture

Yeah, cuz ANYONE wearing blue ties MUST be Isreali sympathizers!  If they wear a red tie, are they Commies?  White tie MUST mean surrender---guess that's why the French wear them?--and BLACK TIE?  Get the phuq outta hear BLM sympathizer!!!

NEOCON1's picture

Yeah, cuz ANYONE wearing blue ties MUST be Isreali sympathizers!  If they wear a red tie, are they Commies?  White tie MUST mean surrender---guess that's why the French wear them?--and BLACK TIE?  Get the phuq outta hear BLM sympathizer!!!

Cynicles II's picture

Peace will never be allowed by the Banksters. 

Zip_the_Zap's picture

Ah, but the jooooos need that $1,000,000,000,000 a year mercenary force the the tax donkeys work their asses off to support. There will not be peace on earth until Jerusalem is the capital of the world and all pay tribute to the tribe.

BullyBearish's picture

all by design...they have to gen up the next destruction of GAZA...already planning to destroy 1000 buildings in the next go round:

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/05/drone-strikes-israel-us-military-isvis/

 

HRClinton's picture

Cuckservatives got "squeezed by the pussy"*

America got Grope & Change.

* Remember that gem, when Trump bragged to Billy Bush (nephew to George Bush), on the bus in Vegas?

ironmace's picture

Remember that time, when you were giving $2 blowjobs on the bus in Vegas?

knukles's picture

Know what?
Regardless of my political beliefs and leanings, fuck the Moozies. 
Jews and Christians were in Jerusalem long before the Muzzies even existed.  Islam started early in the 7th century.

See, if entering the country illegally makes a person an immigrant then a person breaking into your house at midnight makes that person part of your family.

kralizec's picture

Agreed.

Now, let's see if these morons are serious about "war" and "fire with no end in sight", your turn at bat, Akbar!

;)

general ambivalent's picture

And pagans were here much longer than anyone. So, please abandon your cities and leave earth.

Arnold's picture

We are well into our second decade of DNA cloning.

--T. Rex

Arnold's picture

PS:
There were eggs millions of years before chickens.

MaxThrust's picture

"Jews and Christians were in Jerusalem long before the Muzzies"

The jews who are there now are not the ones from the Bible. They are central asian Turkmen who just happen to follow the Talmud.

None of the jews there now can trace their ancestry back to the time of Judea. It's another Khazarian fraud foisted upon the goy by the Khazarian controlled media.

 

SloMoe's picture

Captain Chaos strikes again...

Pandelis's picture

yeap, his role is to start the fire ...

peddling-fiction's picture

99 bottles of beer on the wall...

33 bottles of beer on the wall...

13 bottles of beer on the wall...

11/2 bottles of beer on the wall,

Take one down, pass it around...

ONE

fajensen's picture

OTOH - Nobody is whining and blowing themselves up over Saudi Arabia turning Mekka into some kind of bastard cross-breed between a shopping mall and Las Vegas!

 

 

RationalExuberance's picture

NOTHING will happen. One can only negotiate from the position of power, you pussies. 

MK13's picture

Troll. If muz retaliate, this will really show how peacefully they really are. This is political to the core, and if Palestinians want to negotiate, DJT just have them something to negotiate - instead of dancing around.

Joe Mama 3's picture

this shit is just the effect from the fact that people in high places are still engaged in the crusades or something like it.

NEOCON1's picture

What are the muzzis going to do?  Violence?  Terrorist attacks?  Geez, they ALREADY HAVE BEEN FOR 20+ years!  Get them in the open and let the IDSF, CIA, and the Russians fry them all...

esum's picture

Armageddon ...

next orthodox will rebuild the temple

leading to Turkey Russia Iran and everyone else attacking Israel...

 

Ajax-1's picture

What you describe is bible prophesy. Who are we to stand in the way of God's plan?

two hoots's picture

Israel is embedded throughout Palestine with settlements, military bases and security zones making it impossible for Palestine to be or become autonomous.  Same applies to Jerusalem making it extremely difficult to govern by either side (see maps below).   Recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital is a start to the end of Palestine.   Any resistance by Palestine will hasten their demise and that might be the plan, a US blind eye, a greater Israel.

The problem of Jerusalem:

https://ivarfjeld.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/metropolitan-jerusalem-1.jpg

The problem of Palestine (scroll down to see map):

http://apjjf.org/-John-McGlynn/3276/article.html

willy up the creek's picture

Au contraire.  Way past time and long overdue.  Those musies don't like it, they can pound sand.

bloostar's picture

Read all of this and decided I don’t honestly give a ****. I mean really, who cares? Deep down. When does the Kardashians start on channel 4?

Ajax-1's picture

Nonsense. I am not seeing any riots in the Middle East over this. Trump is doing the right thing because the so called "Middle East Peace Process" is a charade. For example, when President Clinton offered to comply with nearly all of the Palestinian demands, Yasser Arafat said "No Deal". As a result, I can only conclude that Yasser Arafat was not negotiating in good faith. What the Arabs really want is the destruction of Isreal. 

bamawatson's picture

Coup Coup Ca Jew

Jim in MN's picture

I wonder which suitcase nuke they showed him.

totenkopf88's picture

Samson Option is delusional jew BS

Jim in MN's picture

Given the technology and the strategic situation, they'd be delusional not to pre-position a bunch of nukes.  But hey, who the hell knows. 

UsedtaliketheDon's picture

Nothing to see here so lets move on.

HRClinton's picture

Re Orange Jesus...

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise. -- Cato the Elder

ted41776's picture

whatever happened to that tax break we were all promised? (aka MIC Christmas bonus) guess they needed to stir some shit up again so they can make sure they continue getting paid for "keeping us safe"

shankster's picture

Deep-state has new distractions for the masses now, that was yesterday's distraction.

HowdyDoody's picture

This move kills the notion of the two state solution. Now there is only a one state solution. So Israel will either have to become a demcoracy for all its citizens or expell all Palestinians/Christians so it can become their dream Jewish Democracy (TM).

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

After this next in a chorus line of betrayal(s) given the contradiction(s) in his inaugural address that was mere "lip service" to peace, I hope he either gets whacked by the Jewish mafia or commits suicide once the video with him as the star attraction of a statutory rape at Jeff Epstein Central gets revealed to the public!...

At least then we'd know he had a conscience and couldn't bear the thought of the World ending by his obedience to the "sheet of music" he's been forced to sing from!!!

shankster's picture

Get the US out of the Middle East and out of Asia...bring home the troops.

Wahooo's picture

Where’s the money in that? Sheesh!

E. Phil Chew's picture

The MooseLimbQuranimals are gonna get a might testier.

Gotta go to the rang...... um...... the 100-yard stress-relief center 'n practice, darling, practice.