Trump is about to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and piss off the Palestinians.

victor77

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In a momentous shift of United States foreign policy in the Middle East, President Donald Trump is set to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and initiate the process of relocating the U.S. embassy to the city from Tel Aviv, according to senior administration officials.

The president is expected to officially announce the policy changes in remarks at the White House at 1pm on Wednesday.

A U.S. official and a source close to the White House told ABC News that official recognition of Jerusalem as the capital is expected to be intentionally broad and not meant to preclude the possibility that the Palestinians could claim part of the historic city as a capital of a future Palestinian state. The president does not want to "prejudice" the outcome of any future peace negotiations for a two-state solution, one source familiar with the plan told ABC News.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-expected-declare-jerusalem-capital-israel/story?id=51600561

@buttslut This is going to be fun to watch.
 
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MarcinMaximus

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Is this a big deal? This is a big deal huh?


It is.

From the Guardian.

Seventy years ago, when the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, Jerusalem was defined as a separate entity under international supervision. In the war of 1948 it was divided, like Berlin in the cold war, into western and eastern sectors under Israeli and Jordanian control respectively. Nineteen years later, in June 1967, Israel captured the eastern side, expanded the city’s boundaries and annexed it – an act that was never recognised internationally.

Israel routinely describes the city, with its Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy places, as its “united and eternal” capital. For their part, the Palestinians say East Jerusalem must be the capital of a future independent Palestinian state. The unequivocal international view, accepted by all previous US administrations, is that the city’s status must be addressed in peace negotiations.

Any move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would put the US out of step with the rest of the world, and legitimise Israeli settlement-building in the east considered illegal under international law.
 

Firewall97

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It is.

From the Guardian.

Seventy years ago, when the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, Jerusalem was defined as a separate entity under international supervision. In the war of 1948 it was divided, like Berlin in the cold war, into western and eastern sectors under Israeli and Jordanian control respectively. Nineteen years later, in June 1967, Israel captured the eastern side, expanded the city’s boundaries and annexed it – an act that was never recognised internationally.

Israel routinely describes the city, with its Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy places, as its “united and eternal” capital. For their part, the Palestinians say East Jerusalem must be the capital of a future independent Palestinian state. The unequivocal international view, accepted by all previous US administrations, is that the city’s status must be addressed in peace negotiations.

Any move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would put the US out of step with the rest of the world, and legitimise Israeli settlement-building in the east considered illegal under international law.
oh shit. that could cause the world to go to war against the US.
 

Fanya

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It is.

From the Guardian.

Seventy years ago, when the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, Jerusalem was defined as a separate entity under international supervision. In the war of 1948 it was divided, like Berlin in the cold war, into western and eastern sectors under Israeli and Jordanian control respectively. Nineteen years later, in June 1967, Israel captured the eastern side, expanded the city’s boundaries and annexed it – an act that was never recognised internationally.

Israel routinely describes the city, with its Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy places, as its “united and eternal” capital. For their part, the Palestinians say East Jerusalem must be the capital of a future independent Palestinian state. The unequivocal international view, accepted by all previous US administrations, is that the city’s status must be addressed in peace negotiations.

Any move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would put the US out of step with the rest of the world, and legitimise Israeli settlement-building in the east considered illegal under international law.

oh shit. that could cause the world to go to war against the US.

It's almost like Trump just wants to watch the world burn.
 

Scoob_13

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It is.

From the Guardian.

Seventy years ago, when the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, Jerusalem was defined as a separate entity under international supervision. In the war of 1948 it was divided, like Berlin in the cold war, into western and eastern sectors under Israeli and Jordanian control respectively. Nineteen years later, in June 1967, Israel captured the eastern side, expanded the city’s boundaries and annexed it – an act that was never recognised internationally.

Israel routinely describes the city, with its Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy places, as its “united and eternal” capital. For their part, the Palestinians say East Jerusalem must be the capital of a future independent Palestinian state. The unequivocal international view, accepted by all previous US administrations, is that the city’s status must be addressed in peace negotiations.

Any move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would put the US out of step with the rest of the world, and legitimise Israeli settlement-building in the east considered illegal under international law.
aka the 6 day war where Israel pushed in Egypt's shit after Egypt closed some shipping routes they swore up and down they wouldn't close (which they previously fought over), then Egypt called in Jordan and Syria who promptly got THEIR shit pushed in :rofl:
 

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6Bojangles9

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It is.

From the Guardian.

Seventy years ago, when the UN voted to partition Palestine into Jewish and Arab states, Jerusalem was defined as a separate entity under international supervision. In the war of 1948 it was divided, like Berlin in the cold war, into western and eastern sectors under Israeli and Jordanian control respectively. Nineteen years later, in June 1967, Israel captured the eastern side, expanded the city’s boundaries and annexed it – an act that was never recognised internationally.

Israel routinely describes the city, with its Jewish, Muslim and Christian holy places, as its “united and eternal” capital. For their part, the Palestinians say East Jerusalem must be the capital of a future independent Palestinian state. The unequivocal international view, accepted by all previous US administrations, is that the city’s status must be addressed in peace negotiations.

Any move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would put the US out of step with the rest of the world, and legitimise Israeli settlement-building in the east considered illegal under international law.
this is a pretty unreal article, i guess we are just going to rewrite history and arafat
 

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