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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Gig 61's picture

And the march towards the end continues.

rkoen's picture

how clairvoyant.  A march never goes to the beginning.

One of We's picture

Somebody itching to build a temple or something?

Infinite QE's picture

Paid for by you-know-who.

Kagemusho's picture

That's re-build. And yes, They're itching to do just that.

The problem is, Israel might lob its nukes outside its borders, but internally? That's what will have to happen to keep down the hordes of Arabs pissed off at this latest move.

Or perhaps they've perfected the race-specific bioweapons they and the South African apartheid regime were working on. No neutrons needed. They must be feeling confidant for some reason, for this kind of shit to happen.


farflungstar's picture

Kikestan needs to be eternally under threat or else YHVH forbid, Goyim might wise up and the money spigot could get turned off. 

Post Cold War that should have happened. Let them stand on their own two feet already.

If it isn't internal with Palestinians, it must be external with Iraq, Syria, Iran.

Something, ANYTHING to ensure that we:

1. Keep hearing daily about a country the size of New Jersey

2. Keep sending billions of dollars a year for them to wash their assholes with

Nevermind that they think the Goy, whether Christian or Muslim, are garbage beneath their contempt.


Seasmoke's picture

The fuck it is !!!!

This is why The Tribe hating him so much. Makes no fucking sense. I no longer believe anything is true or real anymore. Perhaps that's the point !!! Fuck You Trump.

Anteater's picture
"It Is Time To Recognize Trump and Congress Are Vassals o f His Ex-Soviet Jew Mafiya. R/E Financiers, and Their Citizens - United Tax Dodge PACs, and That WADC Is In Fact Israel's True Capitol"

Anything to distract the Sheeple from the Tax Cut Games.

Anything to goose WTI back to $145, to save investment

banks and the Saudi King, while crushing moribund US retail.


President's analyst's picture

It's gonna be a shit show for sure.

novictim's picture

Well done, President Trump!  You are ending the charade that Islam has a claim to Jerusalem.  They don't.  Jesus was NOT a Muslim, his bible was NOT the Koran, and Abraham and Moses did NOT practice Islam.  These fantasies were tolerated for far too long. 

pocomotion's picture

So Israel can continue the liquidation of Palestinian sovereignty?  Go Mr. President, you go!


Trump speaking to the conquered, speaking to the defeated. Trump gonna tame the proud....

wisehiney's picture

Get yer cheap silver now.

There's 500 oz burned up with every cruise missle.

Consuelo's picture


Is that really true - an entire Monster Box in each missile...?   

Even if all copper traces were replaced with silver, where would the rest of it reside...?

fajensen's picture

Batteries. Silver-Zinc batteries. These can be sealed and left sitting there for decades, then a small charge of electrolyte is injected, which activates them and they are up and running at full capacity in seconds.

Thermal batteries using cheaper materials are used too. But, Silver-Zinc is like 50 years old and once something is MIL/Space-qualified it is hard to change.

Infinite QE's picture

Trump will transfer total global governance to Jerusalem before his term is up.

Crypto Jew Drumpf.

Robert Trip's picture

Our Arms Salesman in Chief has just poked one big fucking stick into a hornets nest.

Those folks over there will be killing each other with weapons and weapons systems we sold them!

And, they're going to need a lot MORE!

Making the MIC great again!

petroglyph's picture

Go long, suicide  vests and virgins.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Go long, virgins, yea .... I see what you did there.   8=)

Mr. Schmilkies's picture

good for him, finally kept a promise.  

Plus he had some calming words for the Palestinians.  

A few protests will now occur, then will calm down as the Palees see that nothing much has changed. 

cherry picker's picture

Next they'll be putting the Palestinians in reservations, like they did with the natives in North America

This has nothing to do with God

This has everything to do with greed and power.

Mena Arkansas's picture

A little late for reservations. They already incarcerated the Palestinians in an open air prison called Gaza.

Snout the First's picture

This is just as sad as all those poor displaced East Prussians in refugee camps since 1945 ... no ... wait a minute ...

roadhazard's picture

I just heard him say this was the best deal for the Palestinians because freedom... believe me... thank you... thank you...thank you.........thank you.





thank you.

lurker since 2012's picture


Road Shit,

I had you pegged as a ..j.....



mailll's picture

The Zionist conspiracy theory has just become the Zionist conspiracy fact.  Trump is a true blue Zionist puppet.

Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is only phase 1. 


Phase 2: Move US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Phase 3: Move the White House to Tel Aviv, since Israel (or should I say the Zionists) runs the White House anyway, along with our congress, our US military, our US intelligence services, Hollywood, Financial Institutions, etc. according to the conspiracy theories.

Phase 4: Make the State of Israel the 51st state of the US.

Phase 5: Rename the United States of America to the United States of Israel


Of course Phase 3—5 is just sarcasm (…I think).


Of course he made the announcement between two Christmas trees to make it appear that it is the Christian thing to do, which it isn’t.


Again, the devil took him (Jesus) to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor.  “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”


Of course not all Jews, and Christians for that matter, gave the answer that Jesus did. They don’t want God, they want total control of his planet through financial and electronic means. This is the REAL Zionist movement, total control of this planet, not the establishment of a tiny portion of it which we call Israel.

nicxios's picture

Of course he made the announcement between two Christmas trees to make it appear that it is the Christian thing to do, which it isn’t.

Pandering to Evangelical Christians.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

It is time to recognize that The Bloated Bloviating Buffoon is no longer legitimate.


headless blogger's picture

I hate him. I'm not ever voting again. I tried it, but its does not matter at the national level. 

Consuelo's picture



Just as reminder:

'Palestinians' = Jordanian Arabs (by & large)

I have no dog here, other than the U.S. should be the Hell outta there, along with our $Tax dollars.   That said, credit must be given to Yasser Arafat for the word-gene splicing of a region with a people and common culture found in nearly all surrounding areas - i.e., mainly Arab and certainly not unique...

TalkToLind's picture

The swamp is rising but that's okay because the water is kosher.

Hemiskull's picture

Either Trump was drugged or he is having denture problems. The last minute of Trump speech he had problems talking.

daedon's picture

Maybe the drugs were wearing off.

Savyindallas's picture

Thanks Israel. Idiots like trump and his ignorant "Christian" Zionists have really done a lot in de--Christianizing the Holy land. This cult of Israel worshippers have helped the zionists almost eradicate Christian presence in the Holy land. What idiots.

LONDON -- By now, the threat facing Christianity in its birthplace is depressingly clear. Christians represented 30 percent of British Mandate Palestine in 1948, while today in Israel and the Palestinian Territories they’re 1.25 percent. The Catholic patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, warns that the Holy Land risks becoming a “spiritual Disneyland” -- full of glittering rides and attractions, but empty of its indigenous Christian population.


Prior to 1948, Christians accounted for nearly 20 percent of the population of what is now Israel/Palestine. Today that figure is less than 2 percent. Even more dramatic are declines in the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem. Christian populations are nearly extinct in these locations compared to their respective majorities of 90 and 80 percent prior to 1948.*

novictim's picture

I'm and an atheist and not Jewish and I am thrilled at what Donald Trump has finally made happen.  We have live too long pandering to Islam.  We should be DESTROYING Islam.

headless blogger's picture


novictim's picture

And now the British and the EU Citizenry can see, first hand, how their chosen leadership responds to President Trump's move. The Voters of Europe can see whether their elected officials, such as Theresa May and Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, have the balls to take the correct side.

And in the back drop to this choice are the Muslim Child-Rape Gangs, the Muslim assaults and demands on their hosts, the terror plots that are endless and the opinion polls that show that Muslims in Europe become LESS compatible in their values in the 2nd and 3rd generations than even the first generation.

Time to choose. By choosing you make a prediction on what is best for your futures, EU citizens and Brits. And by making this stark choice, you will get to see who is on your side and who has sold you out.


A1 T's picture

Where are all the anti Jews on hedge? Not having a good day are you?

roadhazard's picture

It's a catch 22 for them. I love it.

TalkToLind's picture

And we used to get -1's for pointing out that this guy is owned.

Jacobra's picture

This is pretty much in lock step with Islamic eschatology. Pax-Britainica, to pax-Americana, to Pax Judeaica then the end.

Seems like there is some overlap with Christian eschatology as well, but there is less to draw from on details of it hitting the fan in the new testament. The focus there seems to be more on the day of the Lord, themes of what to look for and Jesus' return.

Although less clear, the apocalyptic literature of the old testament seems to point at this kind of thing getting the ball rolling on the final wars with the Hebrews.

Either way, keep stacking, prep your food stuffs and build community. Try not to blame people who support or oppose this kind of action one way or the other, we are all stupid chimps at the end of the day and pawns in an older war than we can understand. Instead, focus on cleaning up your own room, sorting yourself out and making peace with God. The time of Jacob's trouble draws closer.

Ivan de beers's picture

Trump claims to be a huge champion for christianity but now we can all see how fake he really is and who he really serves. This is just Trump returning the favour to those who brought him to power. He hands over a great city with great christian history to his zionist buddies. Trump is just another cult member who deceives

mailll's picture

I heard Donald Trump say that his daughter and son in law are raising their children in the Jewish faith.  I guess Christianity will have to take a back seat.  

NuYawkFrankie's picture

I'm beginning to think that Kushner has "something"  on Trump via Ivanka

Davidduke2000's picture

I believe trump used to fuck his daughter she has the goods on him and have him by the balls.

me or you's picture

Time for Turkey leave NATO and Arabs to replace petro-dollar with petro-yuan. 

cherry picker's picture

Maybe the Lord of Hosts will smite Trump and his cronies for not minding his own business :)

They never did find the ark of the covenant, did they?

NickPeeMe's picture

I am starting to think Obama deserved that Nobel Peace Prize just for not being as fucked up as Trump. Proves my point that no matter who gets elected things just keep getting worse.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Never thought i ever see that day when I MISSED Obama!

At least he didnt kiss NutterYahhoo's ass like the Bloated Bloviating Imbecile  does.

ShakenNotStirred's picture

O'Vomit preferred that others will kiss his ass instead.

You are a good servant.