What does it make that president trump recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Jerusalem is for long time THE capital of Israel, why are Israelis proud of Mr. Trumps declaration ?
Will the UN change his stands ?
- A.J.Lv 71 year agoFavorite Answer
I'm a supporter of Israel, but doing it was another bad move by Trump. Everyone knew the government of Israel was in Jerusalem along with the largest consulates. The issue is that Jerusalem is a divided city of dispute. Israels developments in the West Bank are as bad as the overpopulation of Palestinian territories and the Gaza unrest on the other side. Both thwart the peace process. Jews in the West Bank are Israeli full citizens, and Palestinians are foreigners under control of Israel. Nothing changes Trump so that is ridiculous.
- RobertLv 612 months ago
Jerusalem was restored as the capital of re-established Israel in 1948 (western part - East Jerusalem was then illegally-occupied by the Jordanians who expelled the Jews).
Regarding the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem May 14, 2018:
It is normal practice between countries to place their embassies in the capital city of the country with which they have diplomatic relations.
(Or would the U.S. reader prefer that other countries have their embassies to the United States in New York (NY)?)
President Trump simply put existing United States law into effect:
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“The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 is a public law of the United States passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. The proposed law was adopted by the Senate (93–5), and the House (374–37).
The Act recognized Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city. Its purpose was to set aside funds for the relocation of the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, [...]”
1. Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, Pub.L. 104–45, Nov 8, 1995, 109 Stat. 398.
2. On the passage of S. 1322, the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, Roll call vote 496, via Senate.gov
3. On the passage of S. 1322, the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, Roll call vote 734, via Clerk.House.gov
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According to internationally-recognised history, Jerusalem - specifically what is now referred to as “EAST Jerusalem” aka the “Old City”, was the capital city of the former Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judea, and indeed also of all previous Jewish Judean / (united) Israelite Kingdoms, going back to Biblical times.
Indeed any ruins of the ancient Jewish Temple would lie under the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat al-Ṣakhrah) shrine.
The Jewish People have had an unbroken presence in their ancestral homeland of Israel since Biblical times, and also previous sovereign states in the land, for example the Jewish Hasmonean Kingdom of Judah (aka Judea) (including the West Bank, Gaza, and Golan Heights), with its capital of (what is now EAST) Jerusalem. Between 110 BCE / 754 BH and 63 BCE / 706 BH:
The “Palestinian” Arabs falsely-allege Israeli Jews all came from Europe. Some Jews are returnee-exiles, since the Jewish People have Judean heritage. Yet the Jewish People are indigenous to their ancestral homeland of Israel, with unbroken presence there from Biblical times, and Jerusalem the capital of prior Jewish sovereign states:
Why did the US Embassy get located to Tel Aviv?
The Jordanians occupied the Old City aka East Jerusalem in 1948 from which they expelled the Jews (see also further down):
Until June 1967 Israel held only the Western part of Jerusalem.
In June 1967 Israel liberated its ancestral capital of Jerusalem from Jordanian illegal-occupation.
The Palestinians falsely-claim Jerusalem, wanting it for their capital.
Non-recognition that (united) Jerusalem is the capital of Re-established Israel, constitutes an impediment to peace by giving anti-Semitic support and encouragement to the false-claim to it by the Palestinians.
There has never been a sovereign state of “Palestine” upon which the “Palestinian” Arabs could base any claim to the land of Israel. Following the Ottoman Turkish defeat in the First World War, the League of Nations in 1921 resurrecting the name “Palestine” from Roman occupation, authorized a British Mandate, whose inhabitants were known as:
“Palestinian Jews” / “Palestinian Arabs”. An administrative region, NOT a sovereign state, it was an area that later would be today’s:
Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories - Please compare the second and third maps down, at:
The prior Ottoman Turkish empire did not use any such political term as “Palestine”, but rather Ottoman-occupied Judea / Israel was within the Ottoman province of “Syria”:
The “Palestinian” Arabs take their name from the British Mandate administrative region, a name ressurrected from “Palæstina”, the Roman-imposed rename of Jewish Judea / Israel - See next source.
From where did “Palestine” as a name imposed on the land of Israel, come?
The Romans imposed the term “Palæstina” (“Palestine”) on Roman-occupied Judea / Israel, resurrecting the term from the then defunct much smaller region of “Philistia” (approx. today’s Gaza till Jaffa), within which the Philistines had their five city kingdoms.
The “Palestinian” Arabs have no connection with the ancient Philistines.
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“After crushing the [Jewish] Bar Kokhba revolt [135 CE / 779 BH–778 BH], the Roman Emperor Hadrian applied [imposed] the name Syria Palestina to the entire region, that had formerly included Judea province.”
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The Romans used the term as an attempt to sever the Jewish People’s connection to their land, and the Romans got the name “Palestine” from the ancient name used for a smaller region (approximating to today’s Gaza till Jaffa), within which the Philistines had their five city kingdoms.
The Philistines do not exist today having been destroyed by the Babylonians. The “Palestinian” Arabs have no connection with the Philistines.
The “Palestinian” Arabs may come from those who invaded and occupied the Jewish land of Judea / Israel. However, it is also unclear at what point they arrived there, since they were opposed to being called a “People” until the 1960’s, when they decided it fitted with their intention to steal the land from its indigenous Jews.
(Please see the source which I have put into the “Sources” area of this answer.)
Palestinian claims to Jerusalem as a “holy site” on their own are insufficient, otherwise the Palestinians could just as well falsely-claim Mecca as their capital and see how the Saudis take that!
The “Palestinian” Arabs deceive the world into believing they seek a two-state solution, whereas in reality they falsely-claim ALL the land of Israel (to none of which do they have any verifiable-claim), and seek to expel or murder the Jews, from the Jews ancestral homeland of Israel. This is clearly shown by what is taught by the Palestinian education system and by the “Palestinian National Charter” - Those policies are therefore by definition, anti-Semitic.
East Jerusalem is often described in the News as “Arab East Jerusalem” coupled with complaints that the Jews have been returning there, but what such News does not tell you the reader, is that the Jordanians expelled the Jews in 1948:
Jerusalem, specifically “East Jerusalem”, has never been internationally-designated a capital for an Arab / Palestinian state. The United Nations Partition Plan had planned for Jerusalem to be international but the Palestinians, one of the intended parties to the U.N. Partition Plan, rejected the U.N. Partition Plan. In 1947 the Palestinians commenced a civil war and terror to oppose the U.N. Partition Plan and to instead take ALL the land of Israel, and also to expel or murder the Jewish population.
On July 16, 2017 French President Macon said that anti-Zionism is a form of anti-Semitism:
Yet President Macon also called on Israel to make Jerusalem a capital shared between Israel and the Palestinians (the Palestinians who have no verifiable claim on it).
Perhaps President Macron may have overlooked to where it is that the word “Zion” refers; it refers to EAST Jerusalem, the ancestral capital city of the Jewish People !:
Demanding that Israel make further concessions to the Palestinians, appears to be the typical European answer to Palestinian-intransigence.
Israel has already made as many concessions as any country could reasonably make, under the Oslo Accords. Consider - How else did the Palestinians lay their hands on 40% of the West Bank and the whole of Gaza?
Finally, I would invite the reader to consider the international news of reactions from countries around the world to the decision by the United States of America to recognise the Jewish People’s ancestral capital of Jerusalem as the capital city of 1948 Re-established Israel. It could be observed, brought into sharp relief, the anti-Semitic / pro-Palestinian bias, of the international community; expressing views such countries would never tolerate regarding their own capitals.
I hope this helps.
Robert.Source(s): Additional source to which reference is made in my answer: It is unclear when the “Palestinian” Arabs arrived in the land of Israel since they were opposed to being called a “People” until the 1960’s, when it fitted their intention to steal the land from its indigenous Jews: http://www.targetofopportunity.com/palestinian_tru...
- A HunchLv 71 year ago
President Trump didn't announce this.
The United States Congress did under Bill Clinton.
- BMCRLv 71 year ago
All the Trump administration did was something that was already decided on in 1995 during the Clinton administration but was vetoed by all presidents since then.
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- MarkLv 71 year ago
That would be fine if ALL the embassie moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but I think Trump was just being contrary to be contrary in doing this.
- Anonymous1 year ago
We, as logical human beings, support the fact that the Israelis want to MOVE their capital from Tel-avi to Jerusalem. All these presidents before Trump..."SAID" they support the move and a move of the EMBASSY...but NEVER did a DAMN THING because not ONE of them had the BALLS to do it.
Trump had the BALLS to MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!