WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump has indicated he will follow through on a campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in keeping with reality and incensing the virulent anti-Israel Muslim world and their sympathizers on the Left.
Though Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not yet specifically addressed the expected announcement, he alluded to his appreciation of expressions of support for the Middle East’s lone democracy according to the Times of IsraelTimes of Israel.
In his first public comments alluding to the US President Donald Trump’s imminent announcement Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised “important expressions” of Israel’s national identity, “especially today.”
Speaking in a (Hebrew) video posted to his Facebook page hours before the president’s scheduled speech, Netanyahu said he would have further comments on Trump’s move later in the day.
“Our national historical identity is receiving important expressions every day, and especially today,” he said. “Of course I will have something more about Jerusalem to add later in the day.”
Of Course Muslim leaders have taken the news of the possible announcement in stride, expressing opposition diplomatically and urging calm from those sensitive to the issue. Not!
As could be expected, and demonstrating the kind of hate and militancy faced by Israel on a daily basis, Muslim leaders went apoplectic. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, a power hungry Islamist dictator in the making, said a move to recognize Israel’s historic capital and move an embassy would cross the line for them, while Palestinian leaders promised a ‘Day of Rage’ on Friday.
Gee, I wonder who the good guys are here?
Turkey could go as far as breaking off diplomatic ties with Israel if the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move he said would be a “red line” for Muslims.
Erdogan is the latest in a string of regional leaders, including Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Hussein to warn of negative implications of the move.
The possibility that Trump may make the announcement has also stirred opposition from US officials who fear it could unleash violence.
Such a decision, which US officials have said has not been finalized, would violate decades of US policy not to take a stance on the fate of Jerusalem on the grounds that this was an issue Israelis and Palestinians should negotiate and decide.
If Trump made such a move, it could spark demonstrations or violence by Palestinians or by Muslims around the world, in part because of the sensitivity of the Jerusalem site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif.
Diplomatic officials responded to Erdogan’s threats and warnings not to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, saying, “Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3000 years, and of Israel for the last 70 – whether Erdogan recognizes that or not.””
Jerusalem has always been the capital of Israel, and for decades the modern world has refused to recognize that fact out of fear and pandering to violent Muslim factions and anti-Israel Leftists.
Ignoring political correctness in deference to truth is one of Trump’s strongest attributes in the eyes of his supporters and following through on this campaign promise against a swell of opposition and promised violence is Exhibit A.
While opponents claim the move will ‘destabilize the peace process,’ that rhetoric fails in the face of decades of unapologetic violence from radical Palestinians and their militant Islamist allies that clearly demonstrate their lack of interest in peace.
The Palestinian pipe dreams of a ‘two-state solution’ with a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem were never tenable because the hypothetical Arab State and it’s allies would represent an existential risk to Israelis. Constant rocket attacks by Hamas, explicit warnings of annihilation from Iran, and a thinly veiled, wildly held violent animosity toward Israel’s existence in the Middle East are proof of this risk.
Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem will likely be delayed for logistical purposes, but Trump could make the announcement recognizing the Israeli capital as early as Wednesday.
Afterward, you can be sure that the Left will lose their minds (more than they are already), Arab Muslim fanatics will become even more violent, and the Middle East will again fall victim to the enemies of freedom that have kept the region at war for as long as one can remember.