Trump is first US president to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He ordered State to build new US embassy in Jerusalem

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, President Donald Trump made history by announcing that the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The city is not just the heart of three great faiths but also of one of the most successful democracies in the world, he said, a society where people are free to practice their faiths. It is the city which the Jews established in ancient times.  He announced that Vice President Mike Pence would soon leave for the Middle East.
The president formally signed an order to the State Department to make preparations to construct a US embassy in Jerusalem as a “magnificent monument to peace.”  For two decades previous presidents exercised the waiver, refusing to deliver on their promise to move the embassy or recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – although it was the will of Congress. “I am delivering,” Trump said. Two decades of waivers brought us no closer to peace than before and a repetition would not produce a better result. We believe that the new approach which I hereby announce is in the best interests of the US and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Every sovereign nation has the right to determine its capital. And for decades the Israeli parliament, the prime minister and president’s residences and the supreme court are located here. We are recognizing reality. This is not a departure from my commitment to achieve a peace agreement, the president declared solemnly. He declined to take a position on the boundaries of Jerusalem or contested borders and said a two state solution was acceptable if agreed to by both sides. The status quo at religious site is to be observed, including Harm al-Sharif. Trump emphasized that he hopes to forge  a peace agreement that is “a great deal for Israel and the Palestinians.

Finally, the US president called on all leaders of the region to “rededicate to path of mutual understanding and respect” and join together in the noble quest for lasting peace.

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56 thoughts on “Trump is first US president to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. He ordered State to build new US embassy in Jerusalem

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 21:17 at 21:17

    I only trust the secular state of Israel to guard, defend, administrate, and police the Jerusalem.
    Palestinian scum out, completely out, no more bombs, rockets, knife attacks, no more BS discussions, enough!
    No fucking scum funny hats, shtreimel, sunnah, turban, or crosses, or whatever other than the Israel state shall dictate.
    The Temple shall be rebuild with no shtreimel dancing inside the city for this ocassion, all holy places preserved, no other map changes, the place shall freeze in time.
    Common houses may decay, except for gouverment building and roads, no construction or repair work shall be allowed.
    Whoever shoots a rock, bullet, rocket, a spit, or even a small piece of dust towards Jerusalem, shall swiftly perish him, and his accomplices and his instigators, with no law or interpretation or nations will above this.
    Whoever attacks a local, a traveler, or a visitor, shall swiftly perish him, and his accomplices and his instigators, with no law or interpretation or nations will above this.
    Whoever or whatever state preaches or threatens in any way Jerusalem with destruction or unrest, shall be destroyed swiftly and savagely with no law or interpretation or nations will above this.
    All Iran ayattolahs are totaly compromised, they have already threatened, and this is to be upheld agains them for no less than 10 generations.
    May the secular Israel state endure for ever!

    • Dec 6, 2017 @ 21:26 at 21:26

      The JEWISH state of Israel will guard, defend, administrate, and police the Jerusalem with the help of the G-d of Israel.

      • Dec 6, 2017 @ 21:35 at 21:35

        With the help of G-d id good, but with the help of IDF is even more reassuring, provided the fuck hard and decisive all threats. Should IDF start right away with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Iran, it is Ok with me. G-d bless Israel and IDF!

        • Dec 8, 2017 @ 3:09 at 3:09

          I trust that God is mightier than the IDF. I and many other US vets of Iraq and Afghanistan are praying for Israel. We know the Psalm 83 war is taking shape. Prophecies by Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel are looming.
          Israel won’t have to start it, just be prepared.

    • Dec 6, 2017 @ 21:30 at 21:30

      We are witnesing a sequence of events: 1.- USA Embassy moved to Yerushalayim, 2.- A precise earthquake destroys the golden dome mosque.- 3.- The Third Temple construction starts and will be completed in less than a year (everything is waiting, ready to go. 4.- MOSHIACH comes to Rule as KING from Yerushalayim!!!!

      • Dec 7, 2017 @ 3:23 at 3:23

        from your lips to God’s ears. We know that the temple will be built according to ezekiel, and after the tribulation, Jesus comes to enter in the millinium, and world to come. God bless the jewish people

        • Dec 8, 2017 @ 2:54 at 2:54

          My prayers that God blesses the Hebrew people and the nation of Israel.
          Just a thought on the Temples being discussed. It seems Ezekiel’s Temple is the Millennium Temple and the Temple discussed by Yeshua and John is the Temple of Daniel’s 70th week.
          Check out the land apportionment to the tribes and geography descriptions.
          I’m not going to argue it, but, suggesting folks study it carefully and come to their own conclusions.

      • Dec 7, 2017 @ 7:56 at 7:56

        Shalom Lev,

        Thanks for your post. I agree with everything you wrote. I don’t think it is necessary for an earthquake to topple the Dome of the Rock. It is fine to build the Third Temple next to the mosque in the northern section of the Temple Mount. This area only has a few small structures and some trees. I think that is the best place for it. You can see more at Shalom

        • Dec 7, 2017 @ 17:28 at 17:28

          There will be an earthquake. Read your Jewish Bible.Ezekiel 38.
          The third temple will need more room than your seem to understand. Look at the prophet Ezekiel. ALso there will no longer be Muslim buildings or false teachings in Israel.

      • Dec 8, 2017 @ 16:09 at 16:09

        Amen!!! and Amen!!!!! I’m looking forward to the day. We’ll see Jesus face to face and be with Him for eternity!!
        Sha alu Shalom Yerushalayim

    • Dec 6, 2017 @ 21:30 at 21:30

      …..the perfect example of a Zionist Extremist lunatic…..

      • Dec 7, 2017 @ 3:24 at 3:24

        you got that right, and you also can count me in as well, yup, a christian zionist.

    • Dec 6, 2017 @ 22:44 at 22:44

      How about…”No fucking”… Leftists?

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 0:11 at 0:11

      Wow! Not even a teeny weeny little Cross?

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 3:10 at 3:10

      The secularists will be destroyed in Israel and only those who serve God will be allowed to continue.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 20:00 at 20:00

      And you really believed the story? Humans are so candid 🙂

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 3:17 at 3:17

      Secular State of Israel, isn’t that an oxymoron

      God established Israel through Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 3:25 at 3:25

      Secular State of Israel, isn’t that an oxymoron.
      God established Israel.

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 21:20 at 21:20

    Long over due.

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 22:18 at 22:18

    G-d will bless Donald Trump for his courage. Jerusalem is Jewish…that does not mean that all religions do not have a role and a right to pray in Jerusalem but it does mean that Muslims do not have a territorial claim and they never have. The Muslims should declare a day of peace and love but instead they continue to declare days of hate and rage. They have 56 countries to call their own – wealthy countries with lots of resources – and if they did not work to destroy them they’d be well off. If they did not follow an antisemitic religion they would be very successful people – as long as they continue to hate Jews they will be nothing but ignoramuses and terrorists.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 5:10 at 5:10

      yes these incessant days of rage tell me everything I need to know about Islam..

      • Dec 7, 2017 @ 15:54 at 15:54

        This tells me a lot about the world, especially Europe and the hypocrisy of people and leaders who engaged in genocide, colonialism and the Holocaust, telling the Jews they victimized in the 20th century that their eternal home belongs to Muslim terrorists who want another Holocaust.

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 22:24 at 22:24

    This is a good day. I congratulate my cousins, the descendants of Shem and the Sons of Jacob.
    I too look forward to the day when Messiah rules as King from the third Temple.

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 22:32 at 22:32

    For two and a half years I have considered Donald Trump to be a senile moron, but by recognising that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel I forgive him everything. This was a very courageous decision and it is the right decision. Now he needs to move thousands of US troops into Israel, as was done with South Korea, to make it clear that any Arab nation that attacks Israel is attacking the US and will be dealt with accordingly. All US financial aid to the Palestinians and the Egyptian army should stop immediately. We no longer need Arab oil. They are finished. Let the Arabs return to the Stone Age with their oil wells run dry.

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 22:39 at 22:39

    People looking to see this as part of a fantasy-dream of a 3rd Temple are drinking to much nice Israeli wine. This is politics, nothing else- and it is the right move.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 3:26 at 3:26

      well, i guess you will change your mind when you see the temple being built. i can wait. God bless Israel and Jerusalem

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 4:41 at 4:41

      Do you know the difference between “to” and “too”? You should. They’re VERY different. It’s a sign you didn’t get a decent course in H.S. for English.

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 22:50 at 22:50

    This is an age-defining moment in history.
    “I will bless them that bless thee and I will curse him that curseth thee.”
    Today America blessed Israel.

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 23:24 at 23:24

    its just an Embassy that opens in Jerusalem, Ir ha Kadosh. Nu dont start to shout for meshiach. The Chabadnikim told me in 5770 he comes. But he did not came. Other Chabadnikim say he is there and some Christians say that their religious leader was/is meshiach.
    So lets wait and eat shnitzelim in the mean time and see what is next.

  • Dec 6, 2017 @ 23:40 at 23:40

    God bless President Donald Trump for having the courage & will to see his promise through to the Jewish people. May God bless Israel & my beloved USA. Amen

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 0:00 at 0:00

    Excellent decision.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 0:10 at 0:10

    There can be no peace without the Prince of Peace.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 3:45 at 3:45

      He’ll be on scene sooner than later.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 0:15 at 0:15

    islam didn’t even exist when the the Jews built Jerusalem, and mohammad was not even alive in the time Jesus. So much historical, archaeological evidence connecting this place with Jews – but so many people wanting ignore what are clear, undeniable facts. This has always been a religious war waged by islam against Jews. A war that has be going on for centuries that would not be stopped whether the USA had its embassy any place in Israel.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 1:57 at 1:57

    Clearly a step towards the coming of the Messiah, despite all the angst it has and will generate it is nevertheless, absolutely necessary. Peace and good will, blessed be his glorious kingdom forever !

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 3:42 at 3:42

    WARNING: “Al tivtichu be’nedivim, be’ben Adam she’ain lo teshuah”

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 8:13 at 8:13

    New Crusades must occur to liberate the Holy Lands from the fanatic zionist Jews.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 16:13 at 16:13

      Are you referring to Islamic Crusaders or European Crusaders? We have seen both types in the history of Jewish Israel and they have failed every time (in some cases after long occupations by invaders) – perhaps you should do some reading.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 17:40 at 17:40

      What a load of Rubbish. It is clearly revealed in the bible what will happen.
      Christ will liberate Israel from false religions and those that practice them.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 9:27 at 9:27

    u are all hypocrites…jews were there thousands of years but who liberated jerusalem when the crusaders tried to control it..where were the jews? and where were the jews when the city was rebuilt hundreds of years ago…u are all bloody selfish and ignorant

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 9:46 at 9:46

    I think the only solution now remaining is an all out war to destroy Israel and create a sea of Muslim state in the middle east without any islands of Jewishness.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 10:53 at 10:53

      Excellent idea. You do know the outcome of the past wars the Muslims have started against Israel? Oh that’s right, Israel won each decisively and oh, recaptured Jerusalem.
      You can come visit Jerusalem when you like, so long as you are not just another Arab terrorist.

      • Dec 7, 2017 @ 23:45 at 23:45

        Nah – Suleiman the Jew-hater should be slit from ear to ear as he enters the Border Control hall at Ben-Gurion international Airport.

        I am a firm believer in “2 States for 2 Peoples”, and that’s why I believe that all UN countries, including Israel, should support the partition of England between Londonistan for the yoonohoos and Notsogreat Britain for the rest of the English idiots who went along with the policy of admitting yoonohoos to their country as permanent residents and then as citizens. Ditto with the Frenchies: Marseillesabad for the yoonohoos and Restafrance for the rest of the boneheads…etc. etc.

        My goodness, getting to sound like Gulliver’s Travels all over again……

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 13:40 at 13:40

      Don’t lead with your words lead with your actions. History knows who the holy lands belong to, but I won’t discourage you for trying to uproot the Jewish people because my defense industry stocks get a bump every time it’s tried.

    • Dec 7, 2017 @ 17:44 at 17:44

      You can “think” whatever you want. God will not allow Israel to be destroyed.

    • Dec 8, 2017 @ 5:39 at 5:39

      Muslims tend to kill each other before, during and after they kill non-believers and so you will probably end up a victim of your own Muzzy religion. The only thing that Muslims specialize in is hate and violence. You are much better off in a Jewish or Christian country if you can find the ones dumb enough to take you in. And there seem to be all too many willing victims.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 11:02 at 11:02

    I think those who underestimated Trump’s resolve is disappointed. I have never because I think he’s fine tool in the hands of God. I congratulate him for being bold. God bless Israel

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 12:29 at 12:29

    While Shiite and Sunni were squabbling among themselves, Saudi Crown Prince and the GCC were in bed with Bibi and the world was watching like a horror movie, the Jewish lobby decided to fuck Fatar and Hamas for good. Game well played.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 15:21 at 15:21

    Later Trump will probably say that he meant the US will build it in the part of the city where the Palistinians wouldn’t argue about and then build the US embassy for Palestine in another part of the city when the “two state solution” is established…then someone will build a wall between the two and we’ll have check point Trumpie to go through..

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 15:38 at 15:38

    So why does Germany not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel?
    The chancellors of the country of the murderers always claim that Germany has “a special relationship” with Israel. So lets see how “special” it is.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 16:21 at 16:21

    Where are the Intifadas and “Days of Rage” against Islam-run slavery in North Africa, constant terrorism which has taken hundreds of thousands of lives in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, etc., over the past 6 years?

    Maybe the EU and the OIC and the UN ought to get their priorities straight: Recognizing the truth about history, geography and Jewish rights to their homeland does not justify more Islamic terrorism with leftist support and backing but the human rights of Blacks, Christians, Jews and minority groups in Islamic lands where they were/are being killed and enslaved should concern you Holocaust-makers in Europe.

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 17:05 at 17:05

    This is highly likely to set off a chain of events of the Last Days that lead to the return of Jesus the Anointed.
    The Jewish history, as ordained by God, operates on the principle of 50 year cycles with every 50th year known as “jubilee”:

    “That fiftieth year shall be a jubilee for you…” (Lev. 25:11, etc.).

    Lots of crucial events in the history of the Jewish nation fell on those jubilee years. The most recent ones include:

    1917 – Balfour declaration paving way to the establishment of the state of Israel after 2000 years of dispersion and persecution of the Jews (the sign of the fig tree, which is a Scriptural symbol of Israel, coming back to life – Mar. 13:28-30, by Jesus the Anointed).

    1967 – The end of the times of the Gentiles over Jerusalem: the holy city is once again entirely in the hands of God’s chosen people in full accordance with the prophecy given by Jesus the Anointed (Luk. 21:24).

    2017 – the end of yet another cycle, most likely the last. So we pray and wait to see the deliverance of Israel and the faithful among Gentile nations… Maranatha!

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 17:50 at 17:50

    I support this move. Israel has always had Jerusalem as its Capital. there has never been a Palestine state there? I support the construction of the Third Jewish Temple!

  • Dec 7, 2017 @ 18:34 at 18:34

    There are still some americans that support a conservative, religious Israel. It’s not easy defending the jewish state with all the democrates and media fascists around. Trump did the right thing but needs to do more, like support Israel by not giving any more land to the arabs and the land they have now needs to be policed by Israel only. These land area’s in question can elect their own city officials but the over arching governments will be led by the state of Israel. The arab guns and armaments have to be removed. America can help do this job only led by IDF. Now thats allot different than arafat and clinton wanted.

  • Dec 8, 2017 @ 10:34 at 10:34

    Yes very nice and let’s hope it is not only lip service from the president. However, in his pocket he also has a peace plan, plan suicidal to Israel. A plan based on the Saudi plan. He he gonna force that down our throats now that he has “recognized” Yerushalyim as Israel’s capital?

    A diplomatic plan being formulated by the United States to renew the peace process between Israel and the PA, according to Yisrael Hayom. According the London-based Arabic-language Al-Arabi Al-Jadid, American diplomats in Cairo, who wished to remain anonymous, have confirmed the reports.

    Under the temporary plan, said to be acceptable to Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, there would first be reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas that will allow the PA to hold power in Gaza. Israel and the PA would discuss the gradual establishment of full PA control of Areas A and B in Judea and Samaria. In accordance with the progress of the political process and the negotiations between the sides, a summit would be held in Cairo, with the participation of Egypt, Jordan, the United States, Israel and the PA, in which the parties would discuss ways to facilitate the continuation of the diplomatic process and expand the authority of the independent state to Gaza.

    In the last stage of the plan, discussions would begin on a predefined timetable regarding core issues, such as the status of eastern Jerusalem, the annexation of large blocs of Jewish communities beyond the 1949 Armistice Line, the complete freeze of construction in isolated communities and the uprooting of communities that are not part of the blocs based on land swaps and a solution to the refugee issue.

    Report: Secret Saudi plan includes Israeli nuclear disarmament

    Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar says it has received a letter from Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir to Crown Prince Muhammad Salman in which he summarizes discussions and recommendations on a project to establish relations between the Saudis and Israel, according to what he called the strategic partnership agreement with the United States.

    Citing Al-Akhbar, Maariv reports the document, which includes Israeli nuclear disarmament, proves what has been leaked since US President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia last May, according to which Washington will begin efforts to sign a peace treaty between Saudi Arabia and Israel, including reciprocal visits, to Tel Aviv, headed by a recent secret visit by the crown prince. The document also includes “the size of the concessions that Riyadh will present in order to end the Palestinian issue,” as well as “its concerns about receiving support against Iran and Hezbollah.”

  • Dec 9, 2017 @ 11:05 at 11:05

    Hamas is finished..Even Iran Disliked them and cut the off for three years..for triple dipping from UN Iran and Saudi Arabia and sending its soldiers to topple Assad and kill Iranian Soldiers… You think Iran Forgot?
    Hamas play everybody..The Palestinians became a culture of death, like NK long before pipelines were planned .They are screaming for more money..peace is like death to them.Those who want peace..let them join..those who don’t…go to Libya or Africa and see how they are welcomed.
    It’s a new day..Gratz Israel!

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