Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, relocate the US embassy – neither or both
President Donald Trump spoke to Israeli and Palestinian leaders Tuesday amid high suspense for his announcement Wednesday, Dec.6 on the status of Jerusalem. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he had been informed by President Trump of his decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.” Abbas spoke after the US president phoned him and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to prepare the ground for the announcement promised for Wednesday on his decision regarding Jerusalem. Israel’s Transport Minister Yisrael Katz later said that , according to his information, the US president will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the embassy at a later date.
On Monday, Dec. 4, Trump’s intentions were still unclear. The White House said he had not yet reached a decision and it would take another few days. The delay left a legal anomaly. The Jerusalem embassy act of 1995 mandates the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – unless the president signs a six-month waiver. No US president has thus far waived the waiver. Trump signed it on June 1 but missed the Dec. 4 deadline, leaving his intentions up in the air. The same 1995 act also called for Jerusalem to “remain an undivided city and for it to be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel.”
Warnings of dire consequences – major unrest, Arab and Muslim anger and an end to the peace process – came from the Middle East as President Trump pondered a change in Jerusalem’s status. Earlier, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi warned that his failure to sign the waiver would trigger anger across the Arab and Muslim world. Egypt’s foreign minister Sameh Shouky spoke of a “negative impact” in the region; Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan called recognizing Jerusalem a “red line” for Muslims and warned he would sever ties with Israel; the Palestinians threatened a violent new uprising; and the Saudi ambassador to Washington warned of a “detrimental impact” on the peace process.
Israel’s ambassador to Washington, in an interview to Politico Monday, advised the Palestinians to “Wake up.” Not recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he said, is a farce. “Understand that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. You have to deal with that reality.”
On Wednesday, President Trump may choose three options:
- Recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel, while refraining from signing the waiver on the embassy’s relocation. There would be nothing to stop the embassy’s move to Jerusalem at some later date.
- Withhold recognition and refrain from signing the waiver for the second time. This would leave the door open for the embassy to be moved to Jerusalem.
- To sign the waiver and refrain from recognizing Jerusalem – in deference to heavy Arab-Muslim-European pressure.
The only solid evidence of a change in store was found by DEBKAfile at the site in southern Jerusalem that was allotted long ago for a US embassy compound. Left derelict and overgrown with weeds for decades, the site was suddenly last week enclosed with a new iron fence.
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May YESHUA give our president the courage to move our embassy to JERUSALEM the eternal capital of ISRAEL.Amen.
I though the internationally recognize capital of Israel is Tel Aviv. Now I know that it’s true all war between Arab and Israel was indeed the ‘war by design’, except 1973 war. But i’m agree with what Trump will doing, since it won’t change the legal status at all. From this point, the US could be removed from so called peace mediator and hand it over to international community, especially to implement UN Res 242.
Oh, in this case, in fact takes precedence the Balfour declaration of 1917, because it was much earlier.
Since exactly 50 years today Israel did all possible and impossible to impement UN Res 242 of 1967, but there was strong rejecting and bad talking from the PLO side, not to mention Munich massacre of 1972, letter bombs sent to the US president, a total of couple tens of thousands of deaths because of Palestinian terrorism all along these 50 years.
So, because of the PLO insults to the peace and to UN, and to so many countries where they planted bombs and hijack planes, the resolution has no more value, other than to print it on paper and and hang it in a nail near the toilet, for fun.
Many attempts have been made to broker a two-state solution, involving the creation of an independent Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel, but the Palestinians said no and no 50 years long. All the Palestinians know is throw rockets, bomb, kill, and terrorize people.
Now is too late, they are doomed, all their dreems are lost, they must go back home to the states where they came from.
Oh i see, since it was ‘war by design’ so with terrorism, terror by design,like ISIS(Bibi, Ya’alon,Yair prefer ISIS). ‘Palestinian terrorism’ just reaction to Israel terrorism i think, what do you expect from oppressed people, since diplomatically and military seems imposible to settle situation?, Israel have been asking by UN Res 242 to reverse its criminals action, as per Camp David (Egypt-Israel), Israel should settle Palestinian issues within 3-5 years. Israel also violated Oslo Agreement(even kill her own leader) ,Quartet Recomendations and rejecting Arab Peace Initiative. Clearly The culprits is Israel. Never say late to do the right things, finally with or without Israel willingness, the situation will reverse.
Oh, yeah? But you don’t say a word about “tunnels by design” and “Munich by design”, why not?
Look, I understand you just came to realize “ups, it’s true, 50 fucking years, man we are in deep shit!”, but you have to live with it, no more other 50 years, no more!
But, only for you, to bring some stress relief, I know a zoo where they have a camel with 50 inches long hemorrhoids. What do you say, wanna have the address?
Oppression by your own people
one can always dream:it would have been wiser to declare jerusalem capital of both states
“one can always dream:it would have been wiser to declare jerusalem capital of both states”
Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for well over 3000 years and the Arabs have no prior claim to it. In fact, there’s no mention of it in their Koran and there’s no evidence that Mohammad was actually ever there————-just a commentary (not part of the Koran) which says he “dreamed” that he went there———-so the mosques on top of Temple Mount were built there based on false pretenses and have no business even being there.
Apartheid Israel hasn’t stolen any land since 1982, and their ethnic cleansing project is moribund.
Demographics will spell the end of the apartheid colony, along with Nasrallah’s rockets.
Only time will tell. And I have the feeling that your usual empty crowing (or at least historically) is usually followed by Israel’s Militarily beating you horribly in actual battle. Nasrallah has always only been as strong as the Iranians let him be. So to say they are “his” rockets is merely a delusion, as is your opinion.
You are angry to ,that my shift has the wrong colour. I think the only word you know is Apartheid . And you dont know what it means, so you scream it all the time. Go back to school, infant.
“I though the internationally recognize capital of Israel is Tel Aviv. Now I know that it’s true all war between Arab and Israel was indeed the ‘war by design’, except 1973 war. But i’m agree with what Trump will doing, since it won’t change the legal status at all. From this point, the US could be removed from so called peace mediator and hand it over to international community, especially to implement UN Res 242.”
Such a comment shows a total naivety and lack of historical perspective. Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for well over 3000 years. Note that UN Res 242 was “bought and paid for” by the Arab League, which renders it meaningless.
Hai dave, there you again, you said UN Res 497 was bought, then UN Res 242 was bought too, so it seem according to you every UN Resolutions against Israel crimes was bought,even without single of proof of it , But its ok for me, since your expertise is claiming, like claiming ‘3000 years’. The easy things in live is claiming, the live of thief or robber of course.
Israel, fulfilled its obligation, under UN resolution 242, when it returned Sinai. There is nothing in 242, that requires Israel to return Judea and Samaria. This is the opinion of Lord Caradon, Arthur Goldberg and Walter Rostow, the authors of the resolution.
Jerusalem has been the Capitol of Judea for nearly FOUR Thousand Years!
Palestinians don’t want peace, they will lose all the money that europe gives them for doing nothing. Palestinians should move to sinai and start a garbage dump for hilary clintons soiled diapers, they will make a fortune.
US Government full of traitors. FBI corrupted, Muellar and Comey need to be put on trial for treason. Obama and Clintons put on trial for treason. They all should get the harshest penalty available when found guilty!
BIG FATWA OF EXTREME HARAM – Hear thu scholar and commendable sheikh! It is haram to live inside the surroundings of the capital of Jews, except if they are thy slaves. The rightful leaves Jerusalem at once, and no sin is upon his head. Or, in less than an year, provided he voluntarily settles over the an-Nīl river, far from the infidels capital. Allah ‘akbar, riḥlah muwaffaqah!
I trust Israel, and only Israel, to administate, defend and police, with honor and respect all holy places in Jerusalem, as a custodian for all religions.
I trust Israel, and only Israel.
Israel, and only Israel!
Nobody cares about you erDOGan and your degenerate country! and no one is afraid of your weak country
Kick Turkey out of NATO
LOL Israel Cyprus and Greece will be supplying energy to EU and pathetic turkey left in the dust
bring your emasculate little thugs to the US again and if they attack our citizens we will personally beat the shit out of them or shoot them ourselves
Men, you are all angry, like a lot of patriots toghether. It is you who has a shoe for a pet, or the other you?
“shoe for a pet” is not an English idiom – you’ll have to explain what you mean
There is this expression “walking the dog on leash”, but people are free to fancy a shoe for a dog, and it is very feasable to walk a shoe on a leash. The problems start when they believe is barking.
All that Trump may decide, is to authorise the US Embassy to operate out of Jerusalem, that the Israelis have already claimed as, and declared to be, the capital of Israel. The Israel that — unlike the Arab world and Iran, for example — the US, Japan and the EU, etc., etc., recognises.
The Most High will again choose Jerusalem. Zechariah 1:17
So mote it be!
Indeed. Trump’s cabal is high.
And sadly the nations will make war against Jerusalem – because the ALMIGHTY has chosen it to be HIS HOLY CITY, but HE will come and reveal Himself to all the world.
2500 years ago Zechariah 14 wrote about this.
There is going to be war! Israel will win!
Nope, no war!
They win some words from the mouth of a buffoon. Then nobody will care.
Then the Saud family will have a gang bang atop Masjid al-‘Aqṣā with their favorite little Lolitas and the corpse of Ariel Sharon!
both trump and netanyahu are in trouble,guess what,they want a war
I chief of all indiands..declare embassy must be opened in Washington. .all white trash to leave back to Europe..300 years enough. Leave iur wternal lands of 5000 years.
They’ve tricked you, that was rubbing alcohol, not whisky!
Cim Jarrol, democrat fucking Obama a like sound you.
I sort of hope he does it, to hasten Apartheid Israel’s inevitable fall. An act of such galactic stupidity would reflect upon the United States precisely as it ought.
How can you type while also selling organs and raping a 12 year old aboard your Lolita Express?
You have versatility–I’ll give you that much, Jim.
Remember this is the year of jubilee! The land returns to its original owner!!!!!!
Correct my Christan friend. We Jews are actually just your priests. I hope we get our act together in time to avoid you having to give more practice to your right arm. Please forgive us, but fighting with Satan is very exhausting.
“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then recognize that her desolation is near.
And they gathered them together to the place which in Hebrew is called Har-Magedon.
“Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; Because I will do this to you, Prepare to meet your God, O Israel.”
If anyone is examining the real workings of history, it is clear Trump acted correctly for what he was hired for.
Trump just brought prosperity to the United States and longevity to his administration. The Arabs and all those that oppose the reality of Israel’s existence and whose policies are obsessed with harassing Jews, will fall harder than Syria. It will become clearer everyday why Israel plays such a prominent role in world politics.
“If anyone is examining the real workings of history, it is clear Trump acted correctly for what he was hired for.
Trump just brought prosperity to the United States and longevity to his administration. The Arabs and all those that oppose the reality of Israel’s existence and whose policies are obsessed with harassing Jews, will fall harder than Syria. It will become clearer everyday why Israel plays such a prominent role in world politics.”
So WELL SAID, PaulD!
if they cannot get along,let us annex jerusalem to north korea
” let start form Nakba, Gaza massacre(many times the last one done and lead by Bibi, and by Olmert before———–”
The Arabs created their own “nakba” by occupying the land of Israel which didn’t belong to them in the first place and lost when the Jewish people reclaimed the land which rightfully belonged to them for well over 3000 years. By your term “Gaza massacre”, are you referring to the destruction of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad missile launching sites in Gaza which were taken out by the Israelis before many of their missiles could be fired into Israel but were placed right inside Gaza’s schools and civilian residential areas by the Palestinian terrorists who were manning them?
Jerusalem was under ottoman empire, Israel just established in 1948,and invade Jerusalem in 1967, how come it always an capital for 3000 years, i suggest you, to be more dramatic, why don’t you claim 5000years or even 10.000 years. It just claim anyway
Give the Arab refugees a home – in Jordan, Europe (they welcome all other Islamists), Sinai, and the 50+ other Islamic countries who say they love their Islamic brothers but keep them in a state of eternal limbo and as their terror proxies. If Jerusalem is not Jewish, then Mecca and Medina are not Islamic.
So since only US recognised Jerusalem as capital and Israel agrees, can the rest of the world which do not recognize as such say Israel has no capital and change their school books as such?
A country cannot have two capitals …. So choose
The rulers of this world always talk as if they had something to say. They haven’t found a peace plan for anything. They always want to force a peace plan on Israel but never force anything or plan on the “PLO” crazies. The world keeps giving the Palestinians money to do nothing. So that’s what they do. They don’t help their people, they use the money to teach hate and get ready to kill in war or terror. Even the pope says do nothing. Why would the Palestinians make peace and end their power to corrupt people and make themselves seem important. It’s been the same plan of government yielding to fear of crossing someones “red line” or be hated. Those who choose to hate will always find a reason.
The same do nothing plan has given us North Korea.
If gifts don’t move the heart maybe taking something away will.
Jerusalem is the Eternal Capital of Israel! USA is doing itself a favor by recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel.
This move will lead to peace. The formula is clear. Palestinians will either recognize that they are guests in the Land of the Jews, or be thrown out and left to the 500,000,000 arabs that will torture them and kill them. They dont appreciate how good they have it. But they will if there is even the threat of any more violence
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