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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oldone's picture

using your derailed logic, Russia could "choose" to move its capitol on Kiev, right ? Or N Korea can "choose" also Seoul ?...

First invade, stole the land, kill all who oppose, then just "choose" your "new" capitol... right....

Kelley's picture

Well, there is always the idiot factor I hadn't considered. You fit the definition with a fez on top. 

It's hard to name a single country that didn't start by someone taking it from someone else. Yet all those countries get to choose where their capitol is.

PS. Israelis have lived in Israel for a very long time, now. I believe they were there when Jesus was born and long before that as well.

So you're just stupid. 


Snaffew's picture

so should all americans leave the continental us and let the Native Americans roam as they used to...they never even thought of owning land...they belonged to it and migrated where the food went.  Quite admirable compared to our fucked up sense of entitlement.  You are just another part of the problem with thinking like that.

Snaffew's picture

Jesus fucked stable boys regularly...and he had all the quiff he could get...if he wanted it.

I am Groot's picture

Your ignorance amuses me.

Dumpster Elite's picture

Who did they "steal the land" from?

Honest Sam's picture

There is great divergence, and diversity among the people of Jewish ethnicity.   Even in Israel the internecine fights are legend.  At least a dozen different factions are always in direct opposition to each other.

The Jewish thing needs to be handled with much more nuance than this site typically sees.

However, what needs addressed is how there were 3 jews as head of the FED  since 1987. Greenspan, Bernanke, JYell and three at Treasury, Geithner, Lew, and Munchkin. And why most of the TARP money and other bailouts in the trillions were given, no questions even allowed to be asked, to the jews at the jewish run Wall Street and other countries' banks.  And why none of them were ever prosecuted for all the fraud they engaged in.

There is a conspiracy of jewish control of the money supply and you have to be blind to deny it. 


Kelley's picture

What the ef does any of that have to do with Israel deciding where its capitol is??

Jack Oliver's picture

I don’t know of any FUCKING country that chooses to have its ‘Capitol’ on someone else’s FUCKING land !!!

Snaffew's picture

Ahhhh...that's what Trump and the MIIC had in mind the whole let's start selling some of those worthless American made Patriot Missile Systems that couldn't shoot a hole in a barn door right in front of them.  The American military profits will reign above all else!

sheikurbootie's picture


Build a wall and it will be total victory!

Liberal heads exploding everywhere.  It's incredible.

TalkToLind's picture

Mark my words:  the embassy in Jerusalem will be built so fast it will make your head spin.  But our own border wall; it will be built as slowly as "high speed rail".  

aliens is here's picture

War is coming to the JOOs and ME. American's son and daughters will go fight and die for JOOs.

ShakenNotStirred's picture

Go enjoy a glass of camel urine, you goat fucker.

NumbersUsa's picture

Ah, another wicked jew supremacist.  

Old polish proverb: " the jew screams out in pain as he strikes you"

GotAFriendInBen's picture


Support the "evil" Jews or cater to Islamic extremists?

Tough call here

Rough-Trader's picture

I say side with Jews. You fucking moron. They allow their women some education not like your camel shagging muhammed

NumbersUsa's picture

Yeah, they teach their women to hate the goyim, and to deceive and steal from them. 

that bastard state of so-called israel is nothing but an murderous bunch of world wide theives and suplanters. Plain enough?

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

" Megacaust" by: Michael Walsh

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


SummerSausage's picture

This will bring out all the anti-semetic murdering Muslims and Soros meat puppets!

Rough-Trader's picture

Yeah and the zerohedge Nazi bastard will be complaining no doubt. They must be hating this Jew thing. Haha. I will them them anti-semites to get a life of their own, and fuck off to your he’ll hole wherever it may be - not in Israel

NumbersUsa's picture

you are obviously the epitomy of jew supremacism, of which the world needs to rid itself of.

The NSDAP were the good guys, but you filthy jew supremacists hate anything good and have proceeded throughout history to destroy, murder and condemn the rest of the world.

"It's the jews Stupid" by: R. Vincent Bert

" Megacaust" by: Michael Walsh

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


D503's picture

My God has a bigger dick than your god!

LoveTruth's picture

One more time:

(I promote any religion based on Love, Wisdom, Truth)

A few Questions to all muslims. (If you decide to put a minus, please answer at least one of these questions.)

Use common sense.

1. Did Muhammad really need to marry the 9year old Aisha?

2. Did he really need to marry the wife of his step son?

3. Did he really need to order the assassination of the poet who wrote poems against him?

4. Did he really need to be engaged in wars for 10 years in which he probably himself was killing people?

5. Why Mohamad never put any efforts to learn the alphabet?

6. Are the above things what "perfect men" do?

7. Is Mohamad really, an example for others to follow?

8. Quran calls for violence, war and jihad in over 160 verses. Is that what true spiritual masters advice their followers to do?


Why keep accepting the lie that Muhamad, (who the moslems believe is the "perfect" example for all men to follow) is a prophet like all others? Muhamad does not even qualify for a man of a good character according to what he has done, let alone to be considered a prophet.

Stop the Rule of Islam wherever possible, with peaceful means of course, and people there will live better.

Caloot's picture

Who cares. So what. Nothingburger.    Should Isreal have been formed?  Nope. Does it matter now where the US embassy is? Nope.  Fire and brimstone..   ignite the powder keg of the.middle east.   Get fking real.  Campaign promise?  Check.  Do I care I'm a goyim.  Nope.  

BillyBass's picture

I'm laughing.  Normally, I absolutely disagree with almost everyone here.  Yet today, here we are, I totally agree with most of these commments?  Fuck Trump and his evangleical "christian" overlords. 

NumbersUsa's picture

Hey watch it. The NSDAP were the good guys. Even Patton said "we fought the wrong people".

The jew supremacists gave us both jew war I & jew war II- They are the worlds enemies-Period.

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

" Megacaust" by: Michael Walsh

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


NumbersUsa's picture

"and his evangleical "christian" overlords" They are delusional zio-Christians that have no clue they are fellowshipping the anti-Christs themselves.

A real Christian does not adhere to zionism, they fully recognize the anti-Christs when they see them. There is a huge difference between a deceived anti-Christ hugging Christian-zionist and an actual Christian. 

Sagnihc Nam's picture

So the uncivilized are going to start killing each other over a building.

Surprise surprise

taketheredpill's picture

instead of Confederate statues...


Tugg McFancy's picture

Does this mean all those stone chuckers and welfare bums that keep moving to the west will fuck off back there to fight this war and stop blowing us up?

If so, cool.

Catahoula's picture

All the jew hating, anti- American, terror loving, Islam apologist, weak minded, ignorant leftist fags on display for everyone to see here. Trump has exposed you filthy butt clowns as well. Warms my heart with laughter. Go get a job and contribute to society. Make you see things much clearer. 

Dumpster Elite's picture

It is kinda weird. Usually you have a lot of "conservative" types on here, but I didn't realize that there were so many Muslim lovers as well. Personally, not a big fan of Muslims, to be honest. I guess I'm in the minority.

Mena Arkansas's picture

Time for all american zionist jews to self-deport to israel and protect your "real" homeland.

TalkToLind's picture

Nah, The Chosen People™ will be just fine in Murica for as long as they control the TEEVEE programming.  And the central bank.  

glitzcity's picture

Until Trump hangs all the Ayatollahs in Iran so they're dangling from cranes, I am not impressed.

I am Groot's picture

Great news ! We get to sell bullets to both sides now. The Arabs need to get their panties out of a wad and swallow this. They stole it centuries ago. Remember the Crusades. Jared Kushner is taking it back now Ragheads. This is the perfect time to bomb all these assholes while they're all standing together burning US flags. Getting tired from all the winning.

me or you's picture

Want to retaliate dump the petro-dollar and US will going bankrupt  and Israel will stop receiving the $10B annually. 

ClickNLook's picture

Israel needs wars for validating all that military budget US is giving them.

Now, the military help from the other side: Saudis and such, is clamped down...

I guess Israel could survive without tourism for a while.

Rough-Trader's picture

Hey! Where are the anti-Semites now? When will you get your own life? If Jews didn’t exist, you would have no one to blame for your OWN problems.
So fuck off to Muhammed you Nazi bastards. We have won! What a great day - and this happened on the day Finland celebrates its 100-year Independence Day! Hurrah !!!

mabuhay1's picture

Trump is not declaring war on anyone. This step is long overdue, as Jerusalem is the historic and rightful capital of the State of Israel, and no Muslim denials or whining will ever change that fact. As for the Muslims, if they want war, then that is what they will get. We have kowtowed to their whims and demands for far too long. It has always been Muslims against everybody else, it has just been ignored or denied for a long time. Time to see if they really have the chops needed to take on the entire non-Muslim World.

slyder wood's picture

What? Khazaria didn't have a capitol...?

bankonzhongguo's picture

This and ONLY this is why/how Trump was elected.

slickrick's picture

Agreed. Unfortunetaly, the final piece of the puzzle has just been put into place. We have been betrayed again by politics. As a consumer nation which live to buy sh*t we dont need. I move we all stop buying sh*t we don't need. End economic control. Step one.

I am Groot's picture

I only need ammo and beer.

TalkToLind's picture

And which company is gonna build this new embassy?  What's their stock ticker symbol?  We're all gonna be rich, bitchez!

Gerry Fletcher's picture

The United States Congress passed a law during Clinton's sexcapade to recognize Jerusalem.  Clinton and Bush never did.

This ain't some big Trump thing, it is carrying out the law passed by congress.


pizdowitz's picture

A single prick, and all bedouins are on fire. Master stroke.