President Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday that he plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reports The New York Times.
This is another dumbass move by Trump that will do nothing but heighten tensions in the Middle East and create more hatred of America in the Middle East.
Mr. Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital — and to set in motion an embassy move — is his riskiest foray yet into the thicket of Middle East diplomacy. Arab and European leaders warn that it could derail any peace initiative and even ignite fresh violence in the region.
The Palestinians hope to make East Jerusalem the capital of a Palestinian state, and the city is of great religious significance to Jews, Christians and Muslims...
King Abdullah II strongly cautioned against the move, “stressing that Jerusalem is the key to achieving peace and stability in the region and the world,” according to a statement from the royal palace in Amman.
“King Abdullah stressed that the adoption of this resolution will have serious implications for security and stability in the Middle East, and will undermine the efforts of the American administration to resume the peace process and fuel the feelings of Muslims and Christians,” the statement said...
“It’s very serious,” said PLO spokesman, Xavier Abu Eid. “Things look very bad.”
It is expected Trump will formally announce his decision on Wednesday.
Hamas declares Friday a "DAY OF RAGE" to protest Trump's intention to move US embassy to Jerusalem and calls for confrontations with Israel after Friday prayers.— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 5, 2017
UPDATE 2BREAKING: State Department warns of violence ahead of Trump Jerusalem decision: "US gov't employees & family restricted from personal travel in Jerusalem’s Old City & in the West Bank. US citizens should avoid crowds and areas with increased police and/or military presence"— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 5, 2017
BREAKING: Turkey warns US that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is ‘red line’ for Muslims - AP— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 5, 2017