Should Trump recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?

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Comment by koshersalaami on December 5, 2017 at 12:32pm

Yes, and here's why:

The Knesset, Israel's parliament, is housed in a building built for that purpose and completed in 1966. The Prime Minister's apartment (he doesn't get a mansion) is in the same neighborhood. What does the date tell you?

That the important neighborhood of the Israeli Government is within 1967 borders. It's in West Jerusalem. That neighborhood has been part of the State of Israel for as long as Tel Aviv has, which is to say since Israeli independence. This issue has been asinine since Day One. 

Why else? Because the consequences of the US doing the obvious and putting its embassy in the nation’s capital are likely to be nonexistent in terms of international diplomacy. There's a senior career diplomat by the name of Dennis Ross who wrote a book called Doomed to Succeed about the history of Israeli-American diplomatic relations from the foundation of Israel, American administration by American administration. Ross has worked for both parties. He points out that since the 1973 Arab oil embargo, no Arab government has ever changed policy in reaction to an American action toward Israel. This is not an issue Arab governments care about, though some will pretend to for PR reasons. 

Comment by koshersalaami on December 6, 2017 at 7:42am

In terms of nonexistent policy reactions, I'm not sure of that now. If Trump,had done it immediately, it would have been no big deal, because the Sunni states didn't trust Obama and were prepared for Trump to be better. But now he's screwed things up badly enough for Egypt to give Russia military landing rights. He may no longer have the political capital to pull it off.

On the other hand, if he does it and is forced out of office, it's done and the guy to blame is gone. 

Comment by koshersalaami on December 6, 2017 at 11:54am

Moot point. He just did it

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on December 6, 2017 at 12:33pm

This is, ONCE AGAIN, the Israelis and their bought and paid for US government flipping the bird to the peace process and to numerous international agreements.

"Corpus Separatum" didn't just die, it was murdered using incremental poison administrated by the Zionists and paid for by the US.

In my opinion, and I'm sure the opinions of millions (including the Vatican, the E.U., the Arab League and every person who would like to see a fair and just peace in the Middle East), Israel will regret this day. Stand by for the occupied people justifiably fighting back with rockets and bombs of their own and BDS & censure of Israel like you can't imagine.

The country that was created through political machinations, bribery and terrorism is going to soon get the karma they so righly deserve and I hope it also lands right on the asses of every Zionist who supports it.

Comment by Ben Sen on December 6, 2017 at 2:29pm

It's really just one more step in Israel's conquest of Palestine--another inch to go with all the other inches, and then when the Palestinians are successfully humiliated once again and rise in protest, more can be slaughtered and Israelis use that as yet another excuse commit genocide.  It figures Trump would be give them what they want.  It's a perfect match. 

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