-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal
A few lunatic and insane elements also get elected along with normal people to rule or misrule the nations. Democracy and elections provide for that. While many of the elected Israeli leaders are essentially rogues, US leaders are cheats, lairs, but for the first time a rogue and insane president in the name of Donald Trump now becomes the custodian of White House. .
World cannot expect anything better from an erratic and rogue Trump who has decided to recognize Jerusalem and indirectly regularize all occupied territories inside Palestine. Trump has also indirectly now made all Zionist criminals reputable Jews.
In order to promote US interests, India, Israel and USA work jointly as secret nuke allies. On Dec. 6 when India observes Black Day as it completes 25th year since the ghastly destruction of historic Babri Mosque in Uttar Pradesh by the state backed Hindu criminals, US President Trump has also hit the headlines with announcement of Jerusalem as a part of Zionist empire even as Saudi Arabia and Israel continue to have secret talks on Palestine, other issues.
Since USA and Israel, that ironically claim ownership of Palestine as per the god’s will but cannot prove that God had indeed given in writing about the ownership of Palestine and Israel, they have now resorted to forcefully taking over Jerusalem. Once occupied, Jerusalem could also be theirs. Can anyone challenge USA? No other veto member/s would ever care to retake it and handover to the Palestinians. All veto members have a common agenda –anti-Islamism and they coordinate their steps to target Islam and Muslims.
All these years, the US Presidents have been cheating the Palestinians and entire Arab world in the name of so-called peace talks, while they have only been promoting the Zionist interests. They promoted destabilization drive of Arab world in Mideast so that Israel is strong and secure. Arabs and Palestinians were told that “give and take” principle would eventually lead to a situation where there would two nations- Israel and Palestine- living together as good neighbors-sheppards
Now Trump with one forceful kick called Jerusalem has destroyed that feeble hope as well. Since Israel occupies with its monstrous terror arsenals and WMD of USA, Palestinians are expected to do exactly what the USA and Israel tell them.
Big business fraud Donald Trump who made millions by exploitation, has also earned the title Rogue very recently by his improper political action as US president. How can an American declare Jerusalem the capital of another rouge state Israel?
Big fraud Trump has now officially joined the hawkish criminal Netanyahu to support the cause of expansionism and genocides of or holocaust of Palestinians. Big money is not made by straight forward legal and moral means with state back up Donald Trump would not have made so much of resources by normal means.
Has Trump the businessman got some ‘fantastic profit’ from Tel Aviv as service charges for the Jerusalem deal? After all, America doesn’t do any favor to any nation without getting in return like cricket teams do in offering individual scores like 100s and 50s. .
Responses from Turkey, Saudi, Iran and unity move
The first reaction to the news came from Turkey. Turkish President Erdogan warned that Turkey would break off diplomatic ties with Israel. King of Jordan Abdullah II joined Erdogan with a similar statement afterwards. Both of them spoke about the insult that Trump inflicted on all Muslims, adding that the Organisation of Islamic Solidarity would respond to the USA.
Turkey has long been harboring plans to regain the status of the defender of all Muslims of the world and become world’s major Islamic power instead of Saudi Arabia. The Saudis could not frown at Washington, because Saudi Arabia announced the reform of their own Wahhabi Islam. In addition, Riyadh has recently showed signs of cooperation with Israeli (sharing intelligence information) and was almost ready to open a Saudi diplomatic embassy in the Jewish State. In this situation, Saudi Arabia clearly loses to Turkey in the race for leadership in the Islamic world.
Two Islamic shrines are located on the territory of the Hijaz there are two shrines of Islam – the cities of Mecca and Medina. Jerusalem is the third shrine. It just so happens that its main defenders are the Turks and the Hashemites, rather than the Saudis who guard Mecca and Medina. This is a serious reason for a major split to occur in the Muslim and the Arab world.
Iran has been striving for the status of a defender of holy places of Islam, especially Jerusalem, as well. Iran does not hide its claims for the role of the leading empire in the Middle Eastern either. Iran intervened in the Syrian war for this particular reason. Prior to that, Tehran created Hezbollah in Lebanon and introduced the movement to the government.
The Americans forced all, the Saudis in the first place, to believe that the main source of threats to Arabs is Iran, but not Israel. But does Iran remain the prime enemy of all Arabs or has Israel regained its status? Is it the USA that appears as the enemy? Donald Trump has given many more reasons for the Arab world to split further. Does it meet the interests of the United States? It probably does.
President Rogue Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has sparked strong Turkish condemnation. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the decision ignored UN resolutions and amounted to “throwing the region into a circle of fire.” He added: “Hey Trump, what are you trying to do? If Trump is saying, ‘I am powerful and right,’ he is wrong.”
Harsh objections came from a wide array of presidents and prime ministers. From the Middle East to Europe and beyond, leaders cautioned Trump that any sudden change on an issue as sensitive as Jerusalem not only risks blowing up the new Arab-Israeli peace initiative led by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, but could lead to new violence in the region. No government beyond Israel spoke up in praise of Trump or suggested it would follow his lead.
Israeli PM B Netanyahu happily hailed Trump’s announcement as an “important step toward peace,” and Israeli opposition leaders echoed his praise.
But Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Trump’s shift serves extremist groups that want religious war and signals US withdrawal from being a peace mediator. Protesters in Gaza Strip burned American and Israeli flags. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran, among other nations condemned Trump’s dirty tricks.
Turkey slammed the Trump announcement as irresponsible and illegal. “We condemn the irresponsible statement of the US administration… the decision is against international law and relevant UN resolutions,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter. Earlier, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had warned after a meeting with Jordan’s King Abdallah that the move would “play into the hands” of terror groups.
President Erdogan has rightly said that Trump has thrown region into a circle of fire!. Erdogan has already called a summit meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Dec. 13 to discuss the issue.
Trump’s willingness to part with international consensus on such a sensitive issue drew increasingly urgent warnings from around the world. EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said the decision could take the region “backwards to even darker times”.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it would put the region in a “ring of fire”. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was “deeply concerned”, calling for the Palestinians and Israel to renew negotiations.
Turkey’s president Erdogan, who survived a terror coup attempt by anti-Islamic forces guided by USA-Israel-Germany, has threatened to sever ties with Israel if the USA recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned President Donald Trump against following through with electoral pledges to move the American embassy to the contested city. “Mr. Trump, Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims.”
Whatever the outcome, Erdogan seems eager to seize on the affair to shore up his credentials as a global defender of Islam even at the risk of further tension with the USA and putting relations with Israel back on ice. In a rare instance of solidarity with Erdogan, Turkey’s main anti-Islamic opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has also aired its misgivings. Ozturk Yilmaz, a CHP lawmaker who briefed reporters after meetings with White House officials, said that he had conveyed his party’s concerns about a “new intifada” of Trump.
Before Erdogan and his Islam-based Justice and Development Party shot to single-party rule in 2002, Turkey and Israel were close military allies rooted through Washington. They held joint military drills; Israeli fighter pilots would train over the Konya plain in central Anatolia and Israeli tourists would flock to Turkey.
Erdogan began to steadily chip away at the once thriving alliance and relations collapsed altogether in 2010, when Israeli commandos stormed the Mavi Marmara, part of a flotilla of ships carrying aid to the Gaza strip in defiance of an Israeli fascist blockade. Nine Turkish activists, including Americans were killed in the ensuing violence. Relations were downgraded and ambassadors withdrawn. If a Jew or Israeli military kills an American that is not treated as a murder in White House!
It took six years for the rift Mavi Marmara to end, with plenty of nudging from the Barack Obama government. .
Not only Israel wants a rift between USA and Turkey but even USA and Turkey themselves consider that option seriously. Turkey believes that even the USA an ally of Israel is harming its EU interests. Trump’s action was widely denounced, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it was not only “irresponsible and illegal” also plays into the hands of terrorists. Jordan decried the announcement as a violation of international law and the UN charter.
Fascist Israel now is eager to decide the fate of former Ottoman Empire. Erdogan stated in a televised address that Turkey would consider breaking off ties with Israel altogether. President Erdogan has also invited leaders of OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) 57 member states, spread over four continents, to convene for an extraordinary summit in Istanbul on Dec. 13 over the Jerusalem issue.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “We condemn the irresponsible statement of the US administration that we learned with great concern, declaring that it recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and it will be moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.” The ministry added: “This decision is against international law and relevant UN Resolutions, as the annexation of Jerusalem by Israel has been rejected by (the) international community and the UN.”
Erdogan is expected to speak with leaders of Western countries, including Britain, Germany, Spain and France, as well as Russia about Trump’s decision.
Under Turkey’s chairmanship, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) will convene an extraordinary meeting in Istanbul on Dec. 13 to present a coordinated response. While Turkey’s EU Minister Omer Celik called the decision a “provocation,” presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said it is “null and void” for Ankara, adding that it is ridiculous to define it “as a contribution to peace.” This is an attempt to legalize the current situation that would eliminate all peace initiatives, and it aims at opening deep wounds in the Middle East.
In a joint statement with Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Abbas said “any measure tampering with the legal and historical status of Jerusalem is invalid” and warned Trump’s decision would “have dangerous repercussions”. In Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah, called for a mass demonstration on Monday “to protest and denounce this American aggression”. Protests are also planned in Turkey and Malaysia.
Islam and imperialism
A major ally of US imperialism, Saudi Arabia expressed “great disappointment” over the misbehavior of “friend in need, Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem. Saudi King Salman warned Trump that moving the US embassy for Israel to Jerusalem was a “dangerous step” that could rile Muslims worldwide. Kingdom had previously warned of the serious consequences of such an “irresponsible and unwarranted step. Trump action represents a great bias against the historic and permanent rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem, which have been affirmed by the relevant international resolutions and have been recognized and supported by the international community.
The move is a shift away from the US historically impartial position with regard to the issue of Jerusalem, which will further complicate the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” the royal court said. A statement said that although Trump’s move does not diminish the “inalienable and preserved rights of the Palestinian people in Jerusalem and other occupied territories,” it does “exemplify a drastic regression in the efforts to move the peace process forward.”
The Kingdom reaffirms the importance of finding a just and lasting solution to the Palestinian cause in accordance with the relevant international resolutions, and the Arab Peace Initiative, so that the Palestinian people can regain their legitimate rights, which will strengthen security and stability in the region
The kingdom’s isolation of Qatar has undermined Gulf Cooperation Council unity, another windfall for Iran. The limitations of the “Anti-Terror Quartet” of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain in building a new regional alignment, given differing perspectives on how best to deal with Turkey and Iran. Meanwhile, Iran — allied with both the Syrian and Iraqi governments — comes out a winner in both countries, while Saudi Arabia scrambles for a foothold.
Riyadh does not have a strategy to win the war. The front lines have barely moved in months. The Houthis show no sign of giving up. More airstrikes are not likely to bring a decision. So the Saudi strategy by default is to rely on famine and disease to wear down the Yemeni people. All sides in this war are guilty of perpetuating a catastrophe, but the blockade and airstrikes are the principal cause of the famine and cholera. The Saudi government and leadership should be held accountable for their actions. A strategy of starvation is unacceptable.”
Prince ruler Mohammed’s record of frustration may have implications for any perceived gains from the now open secret of an emerging Saudi-Israeli entente to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement and counter Iran. Peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia is not about to break out anytime soon. On the other hand, Israel is an unofficial member of the Sunni alliance led by young Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. For the past two years, he has been setting the Middle East on fire with a series of audacious moves.” Given the regional climate, it is fair to ask whether Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will succumb to Saudi pressure to agree to a peace settlement or resign.. Whether Saudi Arabia can “deliver” the Palestinians is an open question.
Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said that Trump’s announcement did not change the city’s legal status. “…It constitutes a violation of decisions of international law and the United Nations charter,” said government spokesman Mohammed Momani. Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Imam of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Mosque, said: “It incites feelings of anger among all Muslims and threatens world peace.” “The gates of hell will be opened in the West before the East,” he added.
When late PLO chief Yasser Arafat conducted negotiations with Israel over a permanent peace agreement, the Israeli right said he was “not a partner” for peace because he was unwilling to pay the price for a deal with Israel. His successor, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, is also dubbed a non partner because he lacks the ability to pay this price. The pervasive view in Israel is that Arafat failed because he was too strong, and Abbas failed because he was too weak.
Iran with Palestinians
On Dec. 6, in a meeting with government officials, ambassadors of Islamic countries and participants at the 31st International Conference on Islamic Unity, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reacted to Trump’s move on Israel by saying, “Their announcement of Quds Jerusalem as the capital of Occupied Palestine Israel proves their incompetence and failure. In regards to Palestine, they are helpless and unable to achieve their goals. Victory is for the Islamic nation. Palestine will be free, and the Palestinian people will be victorious.”
Describing the USA and Israel as oppressors, Khamenei said, “The modern-day pharaoh is represented by the US, the Zionist regime and their accomplices in the region, who seek to create wars in our region, and this is plotted by the US.”
Khamenei continued, “Today, some enemies and individuals line up against the Islamic nation and the path of the Prophet Muhammad (SAS).” The Iranian leader, however, added that Tehran doesn’t seek war. “We have no conflict with Islamic nations. We seek unity. But in response to this willingness to forge unity, there are some who seek a war and their policies are based on war. In response, we admonish [them]; we use a language of advice; we rely on admonition. The destiny of the approach that some governments in the region take, as noted in the Quran, will be self-destructive,” the supreme leader said.
At the same meeting, President Hassan Rouhani joined Khamenei in condemning any attempt by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Today, the enemies have launched a new conspiracy against the Muslims and have targeted the great goal of the liberation of the Holy Quds,” said Rouhani. “The Holy Quds belongs to Muslims and Palestinians, and it is not a place in which anyone can stand against the thoughts and feelings of the people. This is a new adventure of the ‘global arrogance’ in the region.”
The Iranian president also said, “Although the Islamic Republic of Iran has responded to the call by the nations [seeking its aid] by supporting them, and wants to resolve problems through negotiation and has never agreed to changes in the borders in the region, it will not tolerate aggression against Islamic sanctities.” Moreover, in a phone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Dec. 6, Rouhani urged Islamic countries to be united in the face of Trump’s “illegal, provocative and very dangerous decision.”
Islamic countries and all the free countries of the world must act quickly against Washington’s move to stop them. Rouhani also said Tehran will participate in the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation
If fraud Trump is looking to back a winner in the Middle East, then it might think again about the seeming unconditional love offered Riyadh. Saudi Arabia should of course be a pillar of US strategy and posture, but given the scorecard to date, Washington may be overdue in counseling some restraint. As we wrote two weeks ago, “The Trump administration should send a clear signal to the crown prince that the United States does not necessarily have his back in any and all confrontations with Iran, while urging a try at diplomacy between Tehran and Riyadh, which is essential and long overdue.”
But the truth is Israelis unwilling for settlement and peace and USA backs all criminals of Israel. Since Netanyahu has to divide his time between Cabinet meetings and meetings with police anti-corruption investigators, not only does he not want to pay the price of an agreement with the Palestinians, he is unable to do so.
How can US president decide about the Jerusalem, who is he to decide that? A Rogue?
As erratic Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel came as a rude shock to international community, opinions have begun pouring in from Islamic world as well as other nations. Iranian leaders have stated that Tehran will not tolerate any aggression against holy Islamic sites.
Trump’s decision stirred outrage across the Arab and Muslim world and alarm among US allies and Russia because of Jerusalem’s internationally disputed status, and the Palestinian group Hamas urged Palestinians to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel.
All 28 EU governments were united on the issue of Jerusalem and seeking a solution envisaging a Palestinian state on land Israel took in a 1967 war, but policy divisions within the bloc have weakened its influence. “This is the consolidated European Union position,” she said, saying EU foreign ministers made that clear to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday in Brussels.
Hurdles for the EU include its range of positions, ranging from Germany’s strong support for Israel to Sweden’s 2014 decision to officially recognize the state of Palestine. The EU is also perceived by some in Israel as being too pro-Palestinian, partly because of the EU’s long-held opposition to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, diplomats say.
French President Emmanuel Macron branded as “regrettable” Trump’s decision, calling for efforts to “avoid violence at all costs.” “This decision is a regrettable decision that France does not approve of and goes against international law and all the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” Macron told reporters at a news conference in Algiers.
France and the European Union have joined Muslim leaders in urging Trump to reconsider amid worries that the move could re-ignite a fresh orgy of violence in the Middle East and beyond. Bekir Bozdag, Turkey’s deputy prime minister, apparently shares those concerns, saying Trump’s actions would result in “a major catastrophe.” Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin used more measured language on Twitter, saying that moving the American embassy to Jerusalem would be “a fatal mistake and go against international agreements, UN resolutions and historical facts. We hope the US administration will avoid this mistake.”
US embassies and consulates around the world were put on high alert. Across the Middle East and Europe, they issued warnings to Americans to watch out for violent protests. In Jordan, home to a large Palestinian population, the US said it would close its embassy to the public on Thursday and urged children of diplomats there to stay home from school.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will be calling US President Donald Trump about his plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital after her foreign secretary expressed concern. May told this to parliament, referring to Trump’s stance on Jerusalem, which has sparked international cries of alarm. “Our position has not changed. The status of Jerusalem should be determined as a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians and Jerusalem should be a shared capital,” she said.
The British alarm follows stern criticism of Trump’s proposal from EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini. In recent months, Trump’s Jewish son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has been working with a small team to develop a new US proposal to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. But Trump’s decision to pre-empt the process by backing Israel’s claim on Jerusalem has triggered a chorus of international concern, amid fears that it could sink any hope of new peace talks.
Not sure of what exactly Trumps wants and speaking later on the sidelines of the meeting alongside US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Johnson also said Trump’s imminent decision underlined the urgency of a new US-led Middle East peace plan. “But clearly this is a decision that makes it more important than ever that the long-awaited American proposals on the Middle East peace process are now brought forward and I would say that that should happen as a matter of priority.
The EU’s top diplomat pledged to reinvigorate diplomacy with Russia, the US, Jordan and others to ensure Palestinians have a capital in Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel’s capital.
Fascist US embassy in Jerusalem and fate of Palestinians
Americans willingly allow Jews in Israel to control them, make policies for USA which offers terror goods, money, advanced technology, intelligence, etc.
Every US ruler has been a hard core Zionist and therefore never punished Israel for its crimes against humanity but only added more terror good to Israeli terror depots. The real test was the presidency of Barrack Obama -, a non white ruler with left background, but he did exactly what the Neocons and republican roguish elements suggested. Though he did not give free lunches to Netanyahu at White House as lavishly as his predecessors and now Trump have done, Obama also failed to contain Zionist fascism and allowed Israeli military pound upon the besieged Palestinians, including children.
Obama never sought to punish the Jewish criminals both in Israel and in USA. Jewish community is among the riches guys in USA and it finances the political parties and reaps benefits when the regime comes into force. .
Netanyahu’s government is dominated by hard-liners who oppose Palestinian independence .and that suits Israel and its fascist military.
Since Jews and US Zionists literally control US Congress, another row with Israel will only further diminish Turkey’s rapidly shrinking standing in Congress, where the imprisonment since October 2016 of American pastor Andrew Brunson on outlandish charges of seeking to overthrow the Turkish government has provoked an outcry.
The comments prompted swift reactions from Israeli leaders. Minister Naftali Bennett, a senior partner in B Netanyahu’s coalition government, said, “Erdogan does not miss an opportunity to attack Israel. Israel will advance its goals, including the recognition of united Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel. It’s better to have a united Jerusalem than Erdogan’s sympathy.”
The State of Israel is plummeting to the lowest ebb of corruption. It is the second most corrupt state in the West. World bank has made a reference to that but Israel as usual objected to that. All rights to this remark are reserved to Netanyahu in the above-mentioned 2005 press conference. They were said in reaction to the plan advanced by the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to pull Israeli troops and settlements out of the Gaza Strip, claiming it was designed to distract public opinion and shield the prime minister from police investigations of suspected corruption.
Netanyahu rightfully accused Sharon at the time of making concessions to the Palestinians without getting anything in return. Sharon pushed through a unilateral withdrawal from Gaza without seeking an agreement with neither the Palestinians nor the support of Arab states. An opportunity has now arisen to right that wrong. The diatribe Netanyahu directed at Sharon in 2005 is all the more apt now: “The Likud and the state need a leader who will stop the corruption and work to heal the rift among the people.”
When Netanyahu was at the peak of his power, he could have promoted a regional peace agreement under the auspices of the Obama administration, but he didn’t want to. With Netanyahu at the nadir of his power, he does not want to.
Netanyahu has had more than one opportunity to conduct negotiations with the Palestinians his way, i.e., according to the “if they give” principle. Over the eight-year term of President Barack Obama and almost a year of the Trump presidency, we have heard over and over what the Palestinians must give and what they will not get in return: They have to recognize Israel as the state of the Jewish people, to allow Israelis to settle on Palestinian lands and to fight Hamas. In return, they will not get an independent state, they will not get an inch of the Israeli-annexed city of Jerusalem, they will not control the borders of their nonexistent state and, of course, discussion of returning a single Palestinian refugee to Israel is a nonstarter.
Trump the modern rouge has shattered decades of unwavering US neutrality on Jerusalem Wednesday, declaring the sorely divided holy city as Israel’s capital and sparking frustrated Palestinians to cry out that he had destroyed already-fragile Mideast hopes for peace. Israeli forces got another chance to attack Palestinians, they dispersed tear gas at a checkpoint entrance to Ramallah, while the Palestinian Red Crescent reported 22 wounded from live fire or rubber bullets in the West Bank
Leaders across the Middle East and the rest of the world warned of disastrous consequences as US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — a decision that overturns decades of US policy.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the USA can no longer play the role of peace broker. “These deplorable and unacceptable measures deliberately undermine all peace efforts,” Abbas said after Trump’s announcement. He said Trump’s move amounted to “an announcement of US withdrawal from playing the role it has been playing in the past decade in sponsoring the peace process.”
Palestinian officials declared the Mideast peace process “finished.” Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met with European diplomats and told them that the US move “will fuel conflict and increase violence in the entire region.”
As such was only expected of fascist Zionism, Trump’s announcement was met by an almost universal diplomatic backlash as fascist Israeli PM B Netanyahu lavished praise on the president, saying his name would be associated with Jerusalem’s long history and urging other countries to follow suit.
Furious Palestinians have called for a “day of rage” on Friday as protests spread against US President Donald Trump’s widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Sporadic clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli forces on Thursday, as Israel deployed hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank amid uncertainty over the fallout.
Hamas called for fresh protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers on Friday. A senior Palestinian official said US Vice President Mike Pence was “not welcome in Palestine” following the policy shift, which ended decades of US ambiguity on the status of the disputed city. Hamas leader Ismail Haniya has called for a new intifada or uprising in Gaza City. Demonstrations were held in West Bank cities as well as in Gaza, where five Palestinians were wounded from Israeli fire, Gazan authorities said.
Trump said his defiant move — making good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge — marks the start of a “new approach” to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.. “We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past,” Trump said, brushing aside the appeals for caution from around the world. Defying dire, worldwide warnings, Trump insisted that after repeated peace failures it was past time for a new approach, starting with what he said was his decision merely based on reality to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government. He also said the USA would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though he set no timetable.
US Vice President Pence is due to meet the Palestinian president in the second half of December on a regional tour, but a senior member of Abbas’s Fatah faction said the leader would not meet him. “The American vice president is not welcome in Palestine. And President Abbas will not welcome him,” said Jibril Rajoub. “Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital,” the US leader declared from the White House. “Acknowledging this as a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace. It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said, urging calm and “the voices of tolerance to prevail over the purveyors of hate.”
The White House, however, is likely to only consider the meeting cancelled if they hear that from Abbas, whose office could not be reached for comment. It said it would be “counterproductive” to cancel a scheduled meeting between Pence and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during his visit from Dec 17-19.
Palestinian resistance group Hamas which controls Gaza said Trump’s move was a “flagrant aggression against the Palestinian people.” Hamas urged Arabs and Muslims to “undermine the US interests in the region” and to “shun Israel.”
Why did Trump do that, inferiority complex?
The US Congress made the principal decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem back in 1995. Since then, US presidents have only been able to postpone its implementation.
Trump has played the usual US mischief with the Arab world but in the worst manner. He has betrayed not only the unfortunate Palestinians and Arab nations, but entire world that looked forward to an early settlement of the issue and establishment of Palestine state.
The entire world shocked by the ultra fanatic move of Trump. Muslim nations could not believe that US president could stoop so low to promote the Zionist interests by handing over Jerusalem to the Zionist criminals without even consulting the stake holders.
USA popularized the word Rogue and it has become a media expression. Now the expression has been attached to the personality of Trump as well. Lucky guy!
USA can do nothing now to stop Palestine from becoming a full fledged UN member. Also, US president Trump has not so far made any mark in international politics while North Korea has cut his wide nose by openly challenging the US militarism by repeatedly firing advanced missiles. Extremely confused Trump is seeking to present himself as a shrewd politician on world stage without any prior epicene in politics, very quickly has – deliberately or otherwise – exposed himself to be a top core Zionist with criminal intent targeting Palestinians and Islam. He did not allow Netanyahu to declare Jerusalem as being their capital. In declaring Jerusalem which officially is not a part of USA as the new capital of illegal Israel which is also not a part of USA either, Trump has done exactly what rouges alone can perform. He has effectively put an end to Mideast peace move.
Obviously, Trump has approached Jerusalem issue as one of his many real estate deals but worse he has done what Netanyahu should have done it as the ruling hawkish Jewish leader. In taking a unilateral decision, Trump ahs in deed trumped even Netanyahu’s role in future Israel.
The war of words is likely to escalate should Trump, as some government officials have suggested, announce tomorrow that the USA is relocating its embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which the Palestinians claim for their own.
Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a powerfully symbolic statement about a city that houses many of the world’s holiest sites of Islam, Christianity and Judaism. .Trump cited the Western Wall that surrounded the Jews’ ancient Temple, the stations of the Cross that depict Jesus along his crucifixion path, and the Al-Aqsa Mosque where Muslims say their Prophet Muhammad (SAS) ascended to heaven.
USA and UK always work and operate together with Israel playing third fiddle. However, UK in recent times has made a positive departure from its position on Palestine and refused to vote with USA in UN on Palestine defacto membership and Palestine won the UN membership. Obviously, USA as well as Israel is unable to show their dirty double faces to the world. .
Though continuously failing in his attempts to showcase the US power, and trying hard to show to the world that he can so many things simultaneously , Trump may have thought Saudi Arabia and Gulf States, also promoting the Zionist interests, would solute the Trump’s new Zionist ideas but none to support Trump’s Zionist fanaticism.
And there are major ramifications over who should control the territory. The USA has never endorsed the Jewish state’s claim of sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem and has seen the city’s future as indelibly linked to the “deal of the century” between Israel and the Palestinians that Trump believes he can reach. Beyond Kushner, Trump has dispatched other top emissaries to the region in recent months in hopes of advancing new negotiations.
Trump said he wasn’t delivering any verdict about where an Israeli-Palestinian border should lie. Instead, he described his Jerusalem declaration as recognizing the reality that most of Israel’s government already operates from the city, and he suggested the US ally should be rewarded for creating a successful democracy where “people of all faiths are free to live and worship.” “Today we finally acknowledge the obvious,” he said, emphasizing that he wouldn’t follow past presidents who tiptoed around Jerusalem out of diplomatic caution.
There was little in Trump’s statement to encourage the Palestinians. Although he recited the longstanding US position that Jerusalem’s borders must still be worked out through negotiation, he made no recognition of the Palestinian claims to east Jerusalem.
For the first time, earlier Trump did appear to endorse the concept of an independent Palestine existing alongside Israel. Yet even that idea appeared conditional, as he said he’d promote the “two-state solution” if both sides agreed.
Trump made no reference to signing a waiver that officially delays any move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but multiple officials confirmed he signed the waiver Wednesday. It means there will be no embassy move for at least another six months. Establishing a Jerusalem embassy was a major campaign promise of Trump’s and one that officials said he focused on in discussions with top advisers in recent weeks. He focused on his directive to the State Department to begin a process of moving the embassy as required by US law, however many years that might take. After his speech, he signed a proclamation to that effect. In Germany, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said work will begin immediately to identify a site.
A non-governmental expert on the Middle East who consults regularly with the White House said the Trump administration had opted against an earlier plan of converting the existing US Consulate in Jerusalem to an embassy.
In making his decision, Trump overruled more cautious counsel from Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis, who voiced concern about endangering US diplomats and troops in Muslim countries. “There will of course be disagreement and dissent regarding this announcement — but we are confident that ultimately, as we work through these disagreements, we will arrive at a place of greater understanding and cooperation,” Trump said. He said he intends “to do everything in my power to help forge” a peace agreement.
Down with anti-Islamic Trump !
Funnily, Trump insists the move did not prejudge final talks, saying it simply reflected the reality that west Jerusalem is and will continue to be part of Israel under any settlement. “The United States would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides,” he said.
But USA is an insincere fascist, while its president Trump is a trained rogue who made a Jew marries his only daughter with future plans in Israel. . .
Defying dire, worldwide warnings, Trump insisted that after repeated peace failures it was past time for a new approach, starting with what he said was his decision merely based on reality to recognize Jerusalem as the seat of Israel’s government.
Meanwhile, Trump also said the USA would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though he set no timetable. “We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past,” Trump said, brushing aside the appeals for caution from around the world.
Erratic Trump gave many pseudo promised to the US voters to gain their sympathy in the form of their votes and he wanted Jewish votes that were with Democrats under Obama. Most Jews voted for Hillary and ignored and degraded trump’s gimmicks. Trump used Jerusalem as a mere gimmick in the campaign but since his election Jews have worked to force trump and his Jewish son in law to fulfill that promise, leaving all other promises to their own fate.
Israel has Tel Aviv as its capital ever since it was imposed in Mideast by US-UK rogue twins and it is developed city now. Why should they need one more capital in Jerusalem to thwart Palestine desire to make it its own capital?
Erratic Trump as businessman and showman wanted a name very badly especially after his failed threat to North Korea. Why he or Israel wants a sound capital in Jerusalem which the Palestinians want as their own capital?
Erratic Trump repeatedly said he would make Israel see reasons and forge alliance and friendship with Palestine which would be sn independent nation to pursue its own legitimate interests. Worse, USA and Israel opposed the UN decision to make it a defacto member of UN and USA had even stopped the funding of the UN as a punishment for ignoring its status on UN with a huge veto.
Trump, like any other Zionist is a top hater of Islam and Palestine.
Rogue Trump has used Islamophobia as part of Western anti-Islamism drive to claim a win over Jerusalem by unilateral decision. Unlike Israel which has American WMD in its terror arsenals, Palestine does not have it to make USA and Israel get panic. As such there is no such phenomenon as Islamist terrorism, nor were there any color revolutions- all the creations of USA-Israel fascist twins. Presently, however, the Trump move to showcase his fake win amid insult from North Korea will lead to huge losses, costs and casualties. But both USA and Israel are anti-humanity rogue states interested only in their own military “existence” and threatening weak nations like jungle rogues. . .
The decision of Trump fellow to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel dooms the Middle East to a new era of tensions and violence. It also brings humiliation to the Arab world, fear and hatred for the Israelis, and the collapse of hopes for peace and deliverance from the terrorist threat to all. Trump clearly behaved like rouge in business suit. The argument that Trump does need the support of the Israeli lobby in America is not very sound as the lives of the millions do not depend on such trifle reasons, considerations and calculations.
How can Trump try to hand over Jerusalem to Jews when both Israelis and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital and previous peace plans have stumbled over debates on whether and how to divide sovereignty or oversee holy sites.
If Trump moves forward with his pledges, the optics could get really ugly. There will be lots of burnings of American and Israeli flags inside Turkey but also by thousands of members of the Turkish Diaspora in Europe who support Erdogan. It will be another step in Turkey’s drift away from the West.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a phone call on Thursday that the US decision on Jerusalem will negatively impact the region’s peace and stability, sources in Erdogan’s office said. “President Erdogan emphasised that the latest move by the US government would negatively impact the peace and stability in the region. Russian President Putin stated he shared the same views,” the sources said. Earlier, Turkish presidential sources said Erdogan and Pope Francis had agreed in a phone call that any attempts to change Jerusalem’s status should be avoided, after President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of US policy and recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The EU, a member of the Middle East Quartet along with the USA, the UN and Russia, believes it has a duty to make its voice heard as the Palestinians’ biggest aid donor and Israel’s top trade partner. “The European Union has a clear and united position. We believe the only realistic solution to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is based on two states and with Jerusalem as the capital of both,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a news conference. She said she would meet Jordan’s foreign minister, while she and EU foreign ministers would discuss Jerusalem with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Brussels. “The European Union will engage even more with the parties and with our regional and international partners. We will keep working with the Middle East Quartet, possibly in an enlarged format,” said Mogherini, citing Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, as well as Norway. Jordan’s King Abdallah is a very wise man that everyone should listen to as the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
The Palestinians want the eastern Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Israel seized Arab east Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the international community. Maybe, Israel wants to take over Jerusalem, since God had never gifted that land to Jews who are now worst criminals world know, and later bargain for major portion of Jerusalem- that the colonist and imperialist policy USA knows well.
The international community does not recognize the ancient city Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, insisting the issue can only be resolved in negotiations. Several peace plans have unraveled in the past decades over the issue of how to divide sovereignty or oversee holy sites in Jerusalem. This point was reiterated by UN chief Antonio Guterres, who stressed his opposition to “any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace”.
Pope Francis said that maintaining Jerusalem’s status quo was important “in order to avoid adding new elements of tension to an already volatile world that is wracked by so many cruel conflicts.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres implicitly criticized Trump’s decision, warning that the city’s status must be resolved through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “From day one as secretary-general of the UN, I have consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians,” Guterres said. “Jerusalem is a final status issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the two parties on the basis of the relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, taking into account the legitimate concerns of both the Palestinian and the Israeli sides,” Guterres said.
But Trump has everything in a single stroke and also kicked off the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem — another campaign promise dear to US evangelical Christian and right-wing Jewish voters. By this decision, America became a very small nation, a small minded country, like Israel, like Bhutan, any small country in the world. His predecessors had made the same pledge, but quickly reneged upon taking office.
Trump’s move left many angry US allies struggling to find a diplomatic response, with an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council set for Friday.
Trump’s decision has further strained US-Turkish and Turkish-Israeli relations. Thousands across Turkey took to the streets and demonstrated in front of the US consular and embassy buildings. In particular, Turkish-Israeli relations are likely to deteriorate if violence breaks out in Palestine, and if Israel responds in a heavy-handed manner. If the Turkish government had any intention of further improving relations with Israel prior to this decision, now it will face public sensitivity and pressure.
Trump’s decision may have various consequences. It could throw the Middle East policy of the US into a profound crisis, derail the personal relationship between Erdogan and Trump, and create an opportunity for spoilers.
Turkey should manage this process via a multilateral framework. Given the wide international rejection of this issue, Turkey should build on this and not reduce it to a Muslim matter.
The surprise action of Trump anticipates a major change in Erdogan’s perception of Trump, only time will tell whether the latter’s decision will galvanize regional cooperation against it. The day before Trump announced his decision, Ankara warned that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could prompt Turkey to cut diplomatic ties with Israel.
Mohammed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Egypt’s former vice president who now lives in self-imposed exile, suggested Arabs do have options, including radically reducing the billions of Arab money flowing to America and a radical downsizing of diplomatic, military and intelligence relations with the USA.
In UN countries have badly condemned Trump plan for Israel and against Palestine and Arab world. Trump has given a fresh opportunity for the Zionist military to attack the besieged Palestinians.
Who can tie the bell around the fascist necks of Trump-Netanyahu terror twins and save the remaining Palestinians? That is the question costing trillions of dollars- much more than what Trump would have got from Israel for his “historic” Jerusalem service!.