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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Megaton Jim's picture

Jews around the world will be attacked because of this. :)

Brazen Heist's picture

The Evangelical-Zionist alliance is what drives US foreign policy. The centrepiece of their focus is Israel, - they need it to be 100% Jewish and they need to wipe out Islam first, before the alliance positions itself for an inevitable split, and the Evangelicals then have a war with the Jews over whose invisible space daddy reigns supreme. 

In short, they want to bring about Armageddon so Jesus returns for the second time.

Now view this from the Jewish perspective. They want to re-build their 3rd temple, which would mean destroying the Islamic Temple Mount, then waiting for their Messiah to come.

The Muslims on the other hand, being the latecomers to the monotheistic shit show, have naturally inherited many of these flaws, i.e. they also believe in Armageddon and the return of prophet Muhammad.

What a fucked up world we live in. The fervently religious apparently need an end-time event to wipe themselves out from the gene pool, along with the rest of us. Fuck these evil scumbags and all their unholy texts. Somebody is wrong here, and its all of the above. This quite simply means that they are all the very Satanic forces in their own tales.

Evolutionary cul-de-sacs.

wdg's picture

Over 90% of the Jews in Israel are Ashkenazi Jews who are an ethnic group of Caucasian origin from Kazaria that converted to Talmudic Judaism. These are not the children of Abraham of the Old Testament but imposters. Neither are they Semites which makes a mockery of charges of anti-Semitism. The State of Israel is a creation of the Rothschild bankers but this doesn’t seem to stop Evangelical “Christians” (in quotations because they can hardly be Christians when they are supporting the Talmudic State of Israel) from supporting the modern State of Israel. Palestinians, on the other hand, are Semitic and many are Christian, and they were driven from homelands that they occupied for over a thousand years and concentrated into ghettos. The slaughter of Palestinians by Jews is the true Holocaust that has been suppressed. 

SummerSausage's picture

Palestinians are a made up group - no country, no culture, no religion.  Only united in hatred and violence.  May as well be democrats.

TalkToLind's picture

Oy vey, pointing out that Israeli Jews aren't Semites is ANTI-SEMITIC!!!

sunkeye's picture

@Brazen Heist - Usually gloss over multi pp comments - tl:dr style. Glad I didn't yours ... Agree word for word ...


kalboking's picture

big nothing burger. slick willy signed into law recognizing Jerusalem as kike capital. moving it is another story

kalboking's picture

big nothing burger. slick willy signed into law recognizing Jerusalem as kike capital. moving it is another story

ludwigvmises's picture

Trump is officially adopting the "Israel first" doctrine. What's our gain in this? I see no benefit to our country at all. 

Infinite QE's picture

American soverignty ended in 1913. Since then it's just been a baby factory for the endless zionist wars.

Boogity's picture

Y'all cut the Orange Dotard some slack.  He's just following orders from President Kushner and Lord Emperor Bibi, who is kind enough to let him live inside his smelly sphincter.

css1971's picture


Biggest troll on the planet. Now trolling 1.3 billion muslims.

sunkeye's picture

Another war for Israel.

Keep sending your young to die puppet USA, for to keep your masters - the string pullers - happy.

SummerSausage's picture

It's muslims doing the murdering - world wide.

JDFX's picture

TRUMP is confronting ALL global issues , shying away from none ! 



BitchesBetterRecognize's picture

So.... Donald JEW Trump has stated that from now on,  JEWrusalem is the Capital of the JEWmerica in Israel......   



any further doubts on who's really running the White House?  

SummerSausage's picture

Still butt hurt that it's an American and not a Kenyan running the White House?

BitchesBetterRecognize's picture

1-) both puppets of Israel

2-) I despise that motherfucking Homo-Kenyan  

3-) I supported Trump  

BritBob's picture

Israeli Settlements

The balance is a democratic county -v- anti-democratic, hostile neighbours. The law on transplanted populations written in 1949 mainly to confirm that German's settled in occupied territories during WW2 did not have a right to self-determination.

For relevant legislation and application of law relating to implanted/transplanted populations (1 page), its application, and some attitudes of the United Nations Google: ''Falklands – Transplanted Population Academia'' or use link.

Falklands – Implanted Population (1 page):


Ink Pusher's picture

"throw a wrench in potential peace negotiations"


What potential peace negotiations?

There fucking aren't any to speak of and nothing but lip service + warspeak for years.

koan's picture

Islam didn't get "created" until the 6th century, what do they have to complain about? Christians that are complaining need to remember Jesus was a Jew.

But as always, religion is man-made and therefore subject to all the failings of men.

Kartolas's picture

I couldnt care less about what he recognizes.

me or you's picture

You don't need further prove that US Government is run traitors and dual citizens...make Israel Great Again and F*CK YOU America is the message. Loud and clear.


Kelley's picture

Quick name a country other than Israel that doesn't get to choose where its capitol is?

Meanwhile Jews live rent free in your head. You put them there. Only you can take them out.

NumbersUsa's picture

Ah, and another wicked loving jew supremacist. Daily justifying the slaughtering of hundreds of thousands of native palestinians. The killers of Christ and the instigators of the slaughtering of 60 millions of goyim. You people are purely sick and have been since you rejected GOD. 

And talk about rent free? You sick fraudulent perverts that have milked the good German people of Billions of Marks for an proved fake incident you call the hollowcaust. Talking about rent free- you sick demented so-called jews and all your lies have been exposed for all the world to see.

I'm so glad for brave individuals like Ernst & Ingrid Zundel, & Ursula Haverbeck- I just bet you love them too.

"Its the jews Stupid" by: R. Vincent Bert

" Megacaust" by: Michael Walsh

"Myth of the 20th Century" by: Alfred Rosenberg



wdg's picture

This is more evidence that Trump is an agent/puppet of Zionism. 

SummerSausage's picture

And that you're a muslim meat puppet.

Kelley's picture

Quick name a country other than Israel that doesn't get to choose where its capitol is?

Meanwhile Jews live rent free in your head. You put them there. Only you can take them out.


BTW, zionism my ass! You hate Jews. No one is falling for your cover story.

Brazen Heist's picture

Why do Zionists always need to leech off others? They have done this with the British empire, and now the US empire.

If it wasn't for the endless lobbying and largesse of their captured hosts, they would still be gypsies. Not many "countries" are created this way.

It all started with Benjamin Disraeli more or less. Those who make a first claim on a land shared by both Jews and Arabs, with Arabs actually dominating the landscape, are bound to meet resistance along the way.

Then there is the manipulation of the Muslim world by installing pro-Zionist bought-and-paid for puppets. Zionists use America for this purpose. How do you think Muslims feel with all of this constant meddling?

Stolypin's picture

If Israel was accepted within its own borders, they wouldn't have to be zionist.

smacker's picture

""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."

A grave mistake IMO.

Who's payroll is Trump on?

SummerSausage's picture

90% of the Senate voted for this move in 1995.  Trump's on America's payroll. You're on Iran's.

falak pema's picture

U mean the same Senate that you hate today???


Kelley's picture

deleted duplicate


Snaffew's picture

Trump donates his measly 250k presidential salary while enacting laws that allow him to avoid massive taxes and profit hundreds of millions with his real estate deals.  The guy is a chump.

Kelley's picture

Trump donates his salary. Doesn't keep a penny. Can you name one country that doesn't have the right to choose its capitol? If not, go suck an egg.


Thus far we have two Jew haters whose heads are about to explode. Two facts put them over the edge. That's what happens when you let hatred live rent free in your head.

falak pema's picture

The MIIC... All America can sell is guns, guns, guns, moar death machines.

This should split the ZH libertarian mad hatters right down the middle : the Zion haters and the Duck lovers.



Infinite QE's picture

The payroll of the AshkeNAZI bankers who bailed out his bankrupt hotel/casino business and to whom he had to pledge his daughter as collateral.

Kelley's picture

Quick name a country other than Israel that doesn't get to choose where its capitol is?

Infinite QE's picture

How about America? I never voted for letting AIPAC run the country. Did you?

Couchtycoon's picture

Possably i am not thinking hard enough about this but I still feel like this can't get moch worse long term but any worth while change is goine to get worse befoer it gets better. The Israel's want a place to call ther own and the Palestinians want the whole slab of land and will be satisfied with nothing less. It's like arguing with some left wing gun control advicat

smacker's picture

Coupla points:

1, if you look at some very old maps you see that the whole area you describe as a "slab of land" (actually a slab of sand), was called Palestine. It was generally inhabited by nomads/tribes, most of whom eventually adopted Islam.

2, most of the jewish Israelis who now live on a growing piece of that sand pit named Israel are not descendants of that region and are therefore not Semitic as they claim. They are Ashenenazis who originated from Khazaria (and before that some of them migrated from Turkey ("Turkics").

Therefore one could see the jews in Palestine as invaders.

Kelley's picture

Quick name a country other than Israel that doesn't get to choose where its capitol is?

So cut the crap. Your crap comes in many different forms regarding this issue, but you CANNOT name one country that isn't allowed to pick its own capitol. 

Without reading the comments from this board that has historically had and has a high percentage of Jew haters, you might want to ask yourself why you allow thoughts of Jews to live inside your head rent free?

As for the zionist cover story, so many like to spout: yada, yada yada. The only person you might be fooin' is yourself.

Not a Jew here, btw. Have no relatives that were or are Jewish going back at least four generations probably more. So there goes yet another one of your stupid hateful arguments. 



Snaffew's picture

The Jews rule the world and it isn't quite so pretty with them in 'em or hate ''s a fact.

Kelley's picture

What in the hell does that have to do with Israel naming its capitol?? 


Snaffew's picture

I was just making a statement in between your lovemaking fest for any and all jewish people---especially the maniacs that live in the Middle East.

Snaffew's picture

mr kellystein i presume...