Netanyahu: Several countries consider moving embassies to Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday “several countries” are seriously considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem in the wake of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city as the capital of Israel. Netanyahu, speaking in an interview with CNN, did not say which countries. Asked whether he would negotiate Jerusalem’s future with the Palestinians, Netanyahu replied he was “willing to put my position forward.” That position, he said, was that Jerusalem must remain a united, safe and secure city, with freedom of worship for all faiths – which Israel is the only Middle East country to guarantee for Jews, Christians and Muslims alike. If the Palestinians have a different vision, “they should come and negotiate. They say they won’t negotiate; they’re walking away from the negotiation table… again. You want peace, go negotiate peace.”

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11 thoughts on “Netanyahu: Several countries consider moving embassies to Jerusalem

  • Dec 23, 2017 @ 3:37 at 3:37
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    Let’s not forget that Jerusalem is not mentioned anywhere in the Koran. How holy a city could it be then to Muslims. They only want it because they know it is holy to the Jews and their religion teaches them to hate Jews. After all Jews are Dhimmis at best in their eyes.

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  • Dec 23, 2017 @ 4:53 at 4:53
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    Any names other than the few small countries?

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    • Dec 23, 2017 @ 6:30 at 6:30
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      Yeah, for sure 7 more big and powerful countries from Pacific area such as Palau and Micronesia, meanwhile a bunch of the tiny and not serious countries like China and Russia absolutely won’t, as those countries already choose to abide UN Resolutions.

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  • Dec 23, 2017 @ 12:46 at 12:46
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    Most people don’t understand the importance of this choice. The time will come when they’ll wish they could go back and choose not to stomp on that fragile butterfly…

    Ignorant can be forgiven, because they didn’t know what they were doing. But those of you with big, well trained, well paid brain — what your excuse will be?

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  • Dec 23, 2017 @ 19:18 at 19:18
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    well said, except the ‘fragile’ part . . .

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  • Dec 24, 2017 @ 4:05 at 4:05
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    Why did Jordan not make Jerusalem its capital? Why not the Ottomans before them? They more prized Constantinople.

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    • Dec 24, 2017 @ 4:17 at 4:17
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      When Jordan conquered the area West of the Jordan, East Jerusalem was a joint capital til the ’67 war!

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      • Dec 24, 2017 @ 6:32 at 6:32
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        A shining example of historical illiteracy. When Jordan illegally INVADED and ANNEXED Judea and Samaria, calling it the West Bank, they considered it part of Jordan whose capital remained Amman. Jerusalem was ethnically cleansed of Jews, and Jordan moved Arab SETTLERS– tribes and families loyal to King Hussein–into the West Bank and Jerusalem in an effort to “Arabize” the region.Entire townships in the “West Bank” are made up of Arabs imported from Jordan and the Hebron region and rewarded with land grants for their fighting for the Hashemites. Jerusalem was majority Jewish from the time of the Ottomans, and Jewish neighborhoods were seized and their homes given to Arab settlers. The Jordanians continued, like their Ottoman predecessors, to treat Jerusalem like an impoverished backwater and did nothing to make it a major city, much less a capital of anywhere.

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  • Dec 24, 2017 @ 6:06 at 6:06
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    Joint capital? Foolish remark-there was nothing joint about it. The Jordanians destroyed all the synagogues in E. Jerusalm, used Jewish headstones to line latrines and the Jordanian Legion periodically fired down on Jews in West Jerusalem streets. No Jews or Christians were allowed into E. Jerusalem and the division between East and West Jerusalem was the dividing line of a war zone. This the result of a war of attempted annihilation against the Jews which the 7 Muslim nations which attacked lost. It wasn’t until the 67 war that Jerusalem was united and all religions, including Muslims were allowed to visit their holy sited and it remains so to this day. I know- I was there. You do not know what you are talking about.

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