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President Trump and the Israeli government will have foreseen and discounted a Palestinian “day of rage” and protests among Muslims everywhere in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to move its embassy there. They assume that this will all blow over because US allies such as the rulers of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt will be satisfied with pro-forma protests, and the Palestinians are too weak to do anything except demonstrate ineffectively.

The US and Israel could be miscalculating: when I lived in Jerusalem I came to believe that many dramatic events in Israel, such as shootings and bombings, often had less effect than the outside world expected. But anything involving Jerusalem itself, and above all its Muslim holy sites, had a much bigger impact than anybody had imagined.

The immediate consequence of Trump’s action is that the US becomes weaker because it has carried out another initiative of which the rest of the world disapproves. A superpower at the height of its strength might get away with such a demarche, but not a politically divided US, its influence already ebbing because of failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. The move is so obviously against US foreign policy interests that it will further persuade other world leaders that Trump is an impossible ally.

The move could have other dangerous consequences. There is a myth that the Israeli-Palestinian struggle was not an issue that concerned Osama bin Laden or played a role in the rise of al-Qaeda. In fact, bin Laden’s speeches and writings are full of references to the Palestinians – and his first public utterances in the 1980s were calls for a boycott of American goods because of its backing for Israel.

The connection between the Palestinian question and 9/11 was played down at the time, particularly by neocon pundits and think tanks who claimed that the US could safely ignore the issue while pursuing an aggressive policy in Iraq. It is true that 9/11 damaged the Palestinians because they were marginalised as the US and its allies began a series of wars during which they largely disappeared from the news agenda.

But as the wars in Iraq and Syria come to an end, focus will shift back to Israel and the Palestinians. Isis and al-Qaeda have been defeated in their efforts to change regimes in Baghdad and Damascus. If they are going to survive and get support in the Muslim world, they will need to find a new enemy. Battered they may be, but they have far more activists and resources than bin Laden at the time of 9/11. The declaration on Jerusalem throws al-Qaeda-type movements a lifeline, just as they are facing complete defeat.

Trump inherited the war to eliminate the self-declared Caliphate from President Obama and has continued it unchanged. Most decisions about the conflict have in any case been taken by the Pentagon and not by the White House. Up to now the biggest change in US policy in the region has been the effort to end Obama’s détente with Iran and build up an anti-Iranian coalition. This will now become a more difficult job.

In October, Trump de-certified the nuclear deal with Iran, demonising the Iranians as the source of all instability in the region. He and his administration tend to conflate Iranians and Shias in much the same way as do Saudi Arabia and the Sunni monarchs of the Gulf. His National Security Adviser H R McMaster said in late October that “what is most important, not just for the United States but for all nations, is to confront the scourge of Hezbollah and to confront the scourge of the Iranians and the IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps].”

It is unclear how far this belligerent rhetoric is going to turn into real military action. If Trump does want to confront Iran and the axis of states and paramilitary organisations it leads, then he has left it a bit late. The Iranian Shia side has triumphed in the war in Syria and Iraq against predominantly Sunni resistance, which was once backed by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey. The role of Hezbollah and the Shia paramilitary, Hashd al-Shaabi, will naturally diminish because there is no longer a war to fight and the central governments in Baghdad and Damascus are becoming stronger.

The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will make it easier for Tehran to call for all Muslims, Shia and Sunni, to stand together in defence of the Palestinians and the holy sites. It will make it more difficult, though not impossible, for Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies to act with the US, move closer to Israel and portray Iran as the greatest threat in the region.

There is a broader consequence of the switch in US policy: there are some 1.5 billion Muslims in the world who are the majority in some 50 states and make up 22 per cent of the world’s population. None of them will be pleased by Trump’s latest action. The population of many of these countries, including some of the largest such as Turkey (80 million) and Pakistan (193 million), were already very anti-American before the Trump presidency. In 2012, polls showed that 74 per cent of Pakistanis considered the US as an enemy. Even this high figure is surpassed by Turkey where 82 per cent said this summer that they had an unfavourable view of the US. Divided about everything else, Turks agree on their dislike of the US, which will again make it more difficult for the US to act against Iran.

President Putin is to visit Istanbul on Monday to speak to President Erdogan about Jerusalem and Syria, a sign that it may be difficult to isolate the issue of the Israeli capital from other conflicts.

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All these important developments are happening, though nothing has really changed on the ground: Israel already treated Jerusalem as its capital, and the so-called peace process with the Palestinians has been a sham for years. The US can no longer pretend to be an even-handed mediator, but then it never was one in the first place.

By recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Trump and Israel may have broken a political rule which says it is dangerous to mess with de facto situations others have informally come to accept. Doing so can have unexpectedly disastrous consequences. A good example of this happened less than three months ago when President Masoud Barzani held a referendum demanding Iraqi Kurdish formal independence, though the Iraqi Kurds had enjoyed de facto near independence since 2003. The Iraqi, Turkish and Iranian governments, who had accepted the previous situation for years, reacted furiously and within three weeks the Kurds lost control of Kirkuk and much of their territory. It may be that President Trump and Israel will likewise find that they risked more than they imagined and will pay a heavier price than expected for formalising Israeli rule in Jerusalem.

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  1. MEexpert says:

    Trump Risks Uniting the Entire Arab World Against the US

    Not a chance. The Gulf monarchies only care about one thing; their rule and wealth. They can keep them both only if they tow the American/Israel line.

    There is a myth that the Israeli-Palestinian struggle was not an issue that concerned Osama bin Laden or played a role in the rise of al-Qaeda.

    Osama bin Laden may have that in mind but once CIA/Mossad created al-Qaeda took over the struggle, Palestine became less of an issue. Show me one attack by Al-Qaeda or ISIS against Israel. On the other hand, killing the Shias became top priority to appease Israel. It became a means to weaken Iran and Hezbollah. Unfortunately for both the USA and Israel it didn’t work. Both Hezbollah and Iran became stronger. This killing started with a massacre of Shias in Mazar e Sharif in Afghanistan and continues to this day in Pakistan, Iraq, and Syria and other places around the world, led by Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and other alphabet terrorist organizations supported by Israel and the USA and financed by the Gulf monarchies. An entire Shia village was burned down in Indonesia.

    It will make it more difficult, though not impossible, for Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies to act with the US, move closer to Israel and portray Iran as the greatest threat in the region.

    This is exactly what they will do. They will give lip service to the outrage but play a peace keeper’s role and talk about staying with the process. They know there are enough US mercenaries in the Gulf states to topple those governments if they ever get out of line. If the Saudis cared for the Muslims in general and the Palestinians in particular, there would not be starving Muslims in Yemen, Gaza, and other places in the world. They would be helping their brothers instead of buying Jesus Christ paintings for 450 Million dollars.

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  2. Issac says:

    Arabs are all talk, just like progressive liberals.

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    • Replies: @Johnny Smoggins
    Exactly. Arabs are useless. They'll throw stones at Israeli soldiers or burn American flags from Morocco to Turkey and then nothing.

    Or they'll decide to attack something that's so tightly guarded like Times Square that there's no chance for success.

    If they were smart, they'd do something like send suicide bombers into Jewish/Israeli owned Starbucks all over the world. But they're not.
    , @Kiko
    For now, you are right..... but the rage and anger is building up. Everything has a limit. Let me reassure you that the next couple years will see some very unpredictable scenarios for the zionist entity. Just get ready!
    , @Moi
    Strange that Cockburn does not seem to know that the Arabs will not (ever?) unite against the US. Their corrupt rulers depend on the US for their survival--and even they ain't that dumb. As for common Arab people, they, too, are too divided to overthrow their "leaders": Exhibit A Abu Mazen.
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  3. Miro23 says:

    By recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Trump and Israel may have broken a political rule which says it is dangerous to mess with de facto situations others have informally come to accept. Doing so can have unexpectedly disastrous consequences. A good example of this happened less than three months ago when President Masoud Barzani held a referendum demanding Iraqi Kurdish formal independence, though the Iraqi Kurds had enjoyed de facto near independence since 2003.

    It’s an action of Hubris. Rather like formalizing Jewish rule in the United States rather than accepting it as the de facto situation that is informally accepted.

    “In ancient Greek, hubris referred to actions that shamed and humiliated the victim for the pleasure or gratification of the abuser.”

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  4. I am not worried by this Trump move. Trump has shown a need while in office and while he was campaigning to trigger sort of a “pressure release valve” to get the Jews off his back. When Trump realized that he could change the embassy on his own with no political process, he couldnt resist doing it, because it gets Jews off his back for five minutes. Also, he understands Jews better than they understand themselves. (Read the Art of the Deal … there’s a Jewish name on practically every page).
    He realizes that Jews are oftentimes their own worst enemies. Why the hell does he care where the capital is? By recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he is causing turbulence there which as long as he doesnt intervene with US troops, costs him nothing, but will cost Israeli Jews a whole lot. They have to bear the burden of that decision, not him.

    What about domestic terrorism you ask? Trump benefits by accelerationism in that area. The more muslims “hate us” the more he has support from the J-Media and shitlibs for his Muslim ban. Or at least backing off from criticizing the Muslim ban.

    But in so doing, he is trying to catch the Jews in a Goyische Sandwich.

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  5. @Issac
    Arabs are all talk, just like progressive liberals.

    Exactly. Arabs are useless. They’ll throw stones at Israeli soldiers or burn American flags from Morocco to Turkey and then nothing.

    Or they’ll decide to attack something that’s so tightly guarded like Times Square that there’s no chance for success.

    If they were smart, they’d do something like send suicide bombers into Jewish/Israeli owned Starbucks all over the world. But they’re not.

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  6. Trump Risks Uniting the Entire Arab World Against the US

    Best thing that can happen. It is because the Arab World is disunited that the Zionist-controlled US has been able to play one nation against the other. But if all Arab nations were united in anti-Americanism, they would not fight each other less and be less likely to side with the US against Arab brethren.

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    Amen. Uniting the Arabs would go against 100 years of British, French, Zionist and US policies of partition and divide and rule. Trump has unwittingly provided a silver lining for the thunderhead that his hot air has caused to erupt over not just the Arab world, but the Muslim, Zionist and imperialist worlds, too.
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  7. So which is it? The whole Arab world, or the whole Muslim world. The two do not entirely intersect.

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    • Replies: @unit472
    Exactly. To the extent that Hamas and Hezbollah are Iranian cat's paws, the Sunni world will just have to accept the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The US moving its embassy there has no material effect on anything.

    In a strange turn of events, Arab Sunnis will have to rely on the military power of the Israelis to keep Iran at bay. The Saudis can't do it but Israel can.

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  8. unit472 says:
    @The Alarmist
    So which is it? The whole Arab world, or the whole Muslim world. The two do not entirely intersect.

    Exactly. To the extent that Hamas and Hezbollah are Iranian cat’s paws, the Sunni world will just have to accept the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The US moving its embassy there has no material effect on anything.

    In a strange turn of events, Arab Sunnis will have to rely on the military power of the Israelis to keep Iran at bay. The Saudis can’t do it but Israel can.

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    • Replies: @Kiko
    No, "Israel" can.... if it could, it would have already done it! Iran is now unstoppable. There is a growing alliance fermenting between Iran and traditionally Sunni countries or with a substantial Sunni populations, like Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Algeria, Mauritania, Tunisia, even Egypt might join as the regime of Sisi is predicted to collapse. Even in the Gulf, there are countries such as Oman and Qatar will join and alliance with Iran. When this finally crystallise, then it will be the start of the end of the so-called israel.
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  9. Kiko says:
    @Issac
    Arabs are all talk, just like progressive liberals.

    For now, you are right….. but the rage and anger is building up. Everything has a limit. Let me reassure you that the next couple years will see some very unpredictable scenarios for the zionist entity. Just get ready!

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    It takes intelligence to be unpredictable.
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  10. Kiko says:
    @unit472
    Exactly. To the extent that Hamas and Hezbollah are Iranian cat's paws, the Sunni world will just have to accept the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. The US moving its embassy there has no material effect on anything.

    In a strange turn of events, Arab Sunnis will have to rely on the military power of the Israelis to keep Iran at bay. The Saudis can't do it but Israel can.

    No, “Israel” can…. if it could, it would have already done it! Iran is now unstoppable. There is a growing alliance fermenting between Iran and traditionally Sunni countries or with a substantial Sunni populations, like Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Algeria, Mauritania, Tunisia, even Egypt might join as the regime of Sisi is predicted to collapse. Even in the Gulf, there are countries such as Oman and Qatar will join and alliance with Iran. When this finally crystallise, then it will be the start of the end of the so-called israel.

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    Reminder!

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  12. Danton says:

    It is bigger than the author says. We will face more than the Arabs. We will face the entire Moslem world of Pakistanis, Africans, orientals and Filipinos

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  13. As a Christian, I am offended by Trump’s latest move. By rights, Jerusalem is ours! That’s where the Shards of the True Cross are. That’s where our Lord was crucified. How dare Trump give it away to the Jews! Didn’t we fight a crusade over this?

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  14. mr meener says:

    the worst thing trump did with this disaster is to kneel before satanyahu give him what he wants without getting nothing in return. before the deal was made trump could have demanded a ton from the dictator for life in the fake democracy satanyahu. the jews cannot sleep at nite unless tens of thousands of goyim are being looted tortured bombed beheaded disemboweled crucified raped set on fire every minute of every day. to them it is human sacrifice to their devil god. now this deal will add to the death toll

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    I think what Bibi will want next from Trump will be to sleep in Jared's bed again...this time with Jared still in it, and maybe MBS, as well.
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  15. Patrick did disappointed me this time. And on top of it the title of the article is nonsense.
    Not even if God materialized on earth could unite Muslims. Muslims are worst than Gypsies.
    They will argue and fight until the day of reckoning.
    Jerusalem is Cordons knot.
    Arafat and his counterpart (forgot his name although I have it on the tip of my tongue, Begin or something) have agreed on everything except Jerusalem.
    Trump is right!
    Trump is always right!
    Moving US embassy to Jerusalem will force the issue of Jerusalem.
    Also force some agreement on Jerusalem.
    Rest of the peace process will move smoothly.

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  16. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    An illiterate zionist stooge cannot steal Palestinian Jerusalem to give it to a criminal tribe with a HOAX history. These baby killers are even NOT Semites, forget about Jerusalem.

    As many people in the Middle East, including Syria and Iran, are saying:

    THANK GOD THAT OUR ENEMIES ARE CREATED STUPID, COWARD AND DUMB

    The criminal zionist Jews and their dumb servants in the business of WHORE HOUSE, CASINO, HOTELS are not in the position to determine the fate of Palestine or Jerusalem where Palestinians lived and continue to live for the past 22 centuries.

    It is funny that the criminal zionist jew liars like Netanyahu claims that Jerusalem has been the capital of the apartheid entity for the past ’3200 years’. These Khazari baby killers started with 1000 years, used BIBLE a hoax as their ‘proof’, to steal Palestinians’ land.

    Now it has gone up to over 3000 and some of these criminal liars claim 5000 years. What do you expect from liars? Pathological liars cannot remember the last lie they made.

    YOU HAVE TO PACK AND F*CK OFF FROM THE REGION SOON

    As Sharmine Narwani writes:

    Mideast Peacemaking is No Longer Made-in-America

    The most common refrain in a disgruntled Middle East today is that “Americans don’t solve conflicts, they manage them.”

    [Trump this week forever dispelled the notion that America is an honest mediator in Middle East peace efforts when he unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It is not surprising that the Saudis, Jordanians, Qataris, Sudanese, Egyptians, and others are now beating a path to Moscow for some fresh thinking.]

    The future of the occupied land in Palestine and Jerusalem will not be shaped neither by the words of a an illiterate zionist stooge in the business of CASINO who knows SHIT about history of Jerusalem, nor by a mass murderer war criminal like Netanyahu. What is the purpose of UN then??

    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/in-syria-mideast-peacemaking-is-no-longer-made-in-america/

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    Prudently Anonymous Sir:

    Like so many these days, you are extremely agitated by so-called "world events". But for the forest to be green, the trees must be green. How green is your tree?

    If you simply sit firmly still, relax, and turn the mind to just focusing on your breathing in and out, letting agitating and angry thoughts pass through the mind, without grasping them or judging them as "good" or "bad", they will gradually die down naturally.You will be then be on the sure path to Jerusalem! A great prophet once said: "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you." Thus, its capital city, the Heavenly City of Jerusalem, is likewise also within you. Isn't that good news?

    You can't really bring peace to any Jerusalem other than your inner Jerusalem: the True and Eternal Jerusalem. If everyone found his own inner Jerusalem, the "problem" of the Divided Holy City would melt away like spring snow.

    Please accept this advice as my St. Nicholas' Day gift to you.

    , @Ilyana_Rozumova
    With all due respect!
    Jerusalem was established, built, and settled by Jebusites.
    Jebusites were pushed out by Palestinians.
    Palestinians were pushed out by Jews.
    Jebusites were Slavic tribe.
    In name of justice Jerusalem should be given back to Russians.
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  17. Moi says:
    @Issac
    Arabs are all talk, just like progressive liberals.

    Strange that Cockburn does not seem to know that the Arabs will not (ever?) unite against the US. Their corrupt rulers depend on the US for their survival–and even they ain’t that dumb. As for common Arab people, they, too, are too divided to overthrow their “leaders”: Exhibit A Abu Mazen.

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  18. Talha says:

    “what is most important, not just for the United States but for all nations, is to confront the scourge of Hezbollah and to confront the scourge of the Iranians and the IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps].”

    Hey genius, you just tried with your proxy forces and they got trounced – what, you think Italy and Australia want to send their guys into the meat grinder now because you say so. It also helps if you don’t inflate the threat of somethign you consider a scourge by literally giving them an environment to become even more adept and effective in war. They are like 5 times better than when they started.

    The US can no longer pretend to be an even-handed mediator, but then it never was one in the first place.

    That is one silver lining in all this – glad the charade is over.

    Peace.

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  19. Anonyme says:
    @Priss Factor
    Trump Risks Uniting the Entire Arab World Against the US

    Best thing that can happen. It is because the Arab World is disunited that the Zionist-controlled US has been able to play one nation against the other. But if all Arab nations were united in anti-Americanism, they would not fight each other less and be less likely to side with the US against Arab brethren.

    Amen. Uniting the Arabs would go against 100 years of British, French, Zionist and US policies of partition and divide and rule. Trump has unwittingly provided a silver lining for the thunderhead that his hot air has caused to erupt over not just the Arab world, but the Muslim, Zionist and imperialist worlds, too.

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  20. I grec says:
    @mr meener
    the worst thing trump did with this disaster is to kneel before satanyahu give him what he wants without getting nothing in return. before the deal was made trump could have demanded a ton from the dictator for life in the fake democracy satanyahu. the jews cannot sleep at nite unless tens of thousands of goyim are being looted tortured bombed beheaded disemboweled crucified raped set on fire every minute of every day. to them it is human sacrifice to their devil god. now this deal will add to the death toll

    I think what Bibi will want next from Trump will be to sleep in Jared’s bed again…this time with Jared still in it, and maybe MBS, as well.

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  21. @Anonymous
    An illiterate zionist stooge cannot steal Palestinian Jerusalem to give it to a criminal tribe with a HOAX history. These baby killers are even NOT Semites, forget about Jerusalem.

    As many people in the Middle East, including Syria and Iran, are saying:

    THANK GOD THAT OUR ENEMIES ARE CREATED STUPID, COWARD AND DUMB

    The criminal zionist Jews and their dumb servants in the business of WHORE HOUSE, CASINO, HOTELS are not in the position to determine the fate of Palestine or Jerusalem where Palestinians lived and continue to live for the past 22 centuries.

    It is funny that the criminal zionist jew liars like Netanyahu claims that Jerusalem has been the capital of the apartheid entity for the past '3200 years'. These Khazari baby killers started with 1000 years, used BIBLE a hoax as their 'proof', to steal Palestinians' land.

    Now it has gone up to over 3000 and some of these criminal liars claim 5000 years. What do you expect from liars? Pathological liars cannot remember the last lie they made.

    YOU HAVE TO PACK AND F*CK OFF FROM THE REGION SOON

    As Sharmine Narwani writes:

    Mideast Peacemaking is No Longer Made-in-America

    The most common refrain in a disgruntled Middle East today is that “Americans don’t solve conflicts, they manage them.”

    [Trump this week forever dispelled the notion that America is an honest mediator in Middle East peace efforts when he unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It is not surprising that the Saudis, Jordanians, Qataris, Sudanese, Egyptians, and others are now beating a path to Moscow for some fresh thinking.]

    The future of the occupied land in Palestine and Jerusalem will not be shaped neither by the words of a an illiterate zionist stooge in the business of CASINO who knows SHIT about history of Jerusalem, nor by a mass murderer war criminal like Netanyahu. What is the purpose of UN then??


    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/in-syria-mideast-peacemaking-is-no-longer-made-in-america/

    Prudently Anonymous Sir:

    Like so many these days, you are extremely agitated by so-called “world events”. But for the forest to be green, the trees must be green. How green is your tree?

    If you simply sit firmly still, relax, and turn the mind to just focusing on your breathing in and out, letting agitating and angry thoughts pass through the mind, without grasping them or judging them as “good” or “bad”, they will gradually die down naturally.You will be then be on the sure path to Jerusalem! A great prophet once said: “The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.” Thus, its capital city, the Heavenly City of Jerusalem, is likewise also within you. Isn’t that good news?

    You can’t really bring peace to any Jerusalem other than your inner Jerusalem: the True and Eternal Jerusalem. If everyone found his own inner Jerusalem, the “problem” of the Divided Holy City would melt away like spring snow.

    Please accept this advice as my St. Nicholas’ Day gift to you.

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  22. Discard says:

    This will likely encourage Moslems living in Europe to increase their violence, thus bringing things to a boil there faster. That is a good thing. Let the real fight begin before the alien forces and their enablers become too strong.

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  23. Caterina says:

    Nonsense. The Arab street has no outrage left. This will blow over in no time. Everyone, except Leftists, know that Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel since King David. The Arabs expecting to co-opt someone else’s city for themselves is a stack of steaming horse dump.
    Assassinate a few Hamas and Hezbollah leaders with Hellfires is always good insurance, though.

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  24. MEexpert says:

    His National Security Adviser H R McMaster said in late October that “what is most important, not just for the United States but for all nations, is to confront the scourge of Hezbollah and to confront the scourge of the Iranians and the IRGC [Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps].”

    This guy must not know the history. Hezbollah in its infancy ended Israel’s occupation of Lenanon in year 2000. Six years later, Hezbollah beats the pants off of the most sophisticated, heavily armed and well trained Israeli army. In Syria, ISIS and the other rebel groups were supported by the US, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and all the other nations (UK, Australia, Norway, Italy, France, Gulf States, etc.). After six years of war, the scourge of Hezbollah, Iran and IRGC are victorius and the ISIS is on the run. Not even a little share for the US.

    It is said that those who ignore history tend to repeat it. So, General, bring on your forces of all nations and watch history repeat itrself. I guess Boeing, Lockheed, and Raytheon need more funding to develop new weapons.

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  25. Perhaps this time all Muslims get together and leave the Shia – Sunni differences and united.
    This is possible with Trump’s ignorant decision to recognise jerusalem as capital of fake Israel.
    Ignorance can be catastrophic like invading Iraq and replacing Sunny Saddam with Shi’a President whom recieving instructions from Shia IRAN, literally handed over Iraq to IRAN.

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  26. Issac says:
    @Kiko
    For now, you are right..... but the rage and anger is building up. Everything has a limit. Let me reassure you that the next couple years will see some very unpredictable scenarios for the zionist entity. Just get ready!

    It takes intelligence to be unpredictable.

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  27. @Anonymous
    An illiterate zionist stooge cannot steal Palestinian Jerusalem to give it to a criminal tribe with a HOAX history. These baby killers are even NOT Semites, forget about Jerusalem.

    As many people in the Middle East, including Syria and Iran, are saying:

    THANK GOD THAT OUR ENEMIES ARE CREATED STUPID, COWARD AND DUMB

    The criminal zionist Jews and their dumb servants in the business of WHORE HOUSE, CASINO, HOTELS are not in the position to determine the fate of Palestine or Jerusalem where Palestinians lived and continue to live for the past 22 centuries.

    It is funny that the criminal zionist jew liars like Netanyahu claims that Jerusalem has been the capital of the apartheid entity for the past '3200 years'. These Khazari baby killers started with 1000 years, used BIBLE a hoax as their 'proof', to steal Palestinians' land.

    Now it has gone up to over 3000 and some of these criminal liars claim 5000 years. What do you expect from liars? Pathological liars cannot remember the last lie they made.

    YOU HAVE TO PACK AND F*CK OFF FROM THE REGION SOON

    As Sharmine Narwani writes:

    Mideast Peacemaking is No Longer Made-in-America

    The most common refrain in a disgruntled Middle East today is that “Americans don’t solve conflicts, they manage them.”

    [Trump this week forever dispelled the notion that America is an honest mediator in Middle East peace efforts when he unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. It is not surprising that the Saudis, Jordanians, Qataris, Sudanese, Egyptians, and others are now beating a path to Moscow for some fresh thinking.]

    The future of the occupied land in Palestine and Jerusalem will not be shaped neither by the words of a an illiterate zionist stooge in the business of CASINO who knows SHIT about history of Jerusalem, nor by a mass murderer war criminal like Netanyahu. What is the purpose of UN then??


    http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/in-syria-mideast-peacemaking-is-no-longer-made-in-america/

    With all due respect!
    Jerusalem was established, built, and settled by Jebusites.
    Jebusites were pushed out by Palestinians.
    Palestinians were pushed out by Jews.
    Jebusites were Slavic tribe.
    In name of justice Jerusalem should be given back to Russians.

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  28. anarchyst says:

    The proposal to relocate the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem should be handled this way:
    The United States embassy should be located on the “green line” (border) between East and West Jerusalem. The embassy building itself should be delineated as such: The portion of the building in East Jerusalem should be the United States embassy to Palestine; the portion of the building in West Jerusalem should be the United States embassy to Israel. Let the zionists chew on that one…Problem solved.

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  29. tsotha says:

    The move could have other dangerous consequences. There is a myth that the Israeli-Palestinian struggle was not an issue that concerned Osama bin Laden or played a role in the rise of al-Qaeda. In fact, bin Laden’s speeches and writings are full of references to the Palestinians – and his first public utterances in the 1980s were calls for a boycott of American goods because of its backing for Israel.

    bin Laden paid lip service to the Palestinians the same way all Arab leaders are expected to pay lip service to the Palestinians. It may have been an issue that concerned him, but if it made the top five I’d be shocked.

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  30. anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Historical DOCUMENTS strongly show that JERUSALEM belongs to Palestinians. No one will pays any attention to piece of hoax (bible) that the colonists using as ‘proof’ to fool dummies.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/records-of-jerusalem-deeds-found-in-ottoman-archives-the-deeds-prove-that-palestine-belongs-to-palestinians/5622453

    Records of Jerusalem Deeds Found in Ottoman Archives: The Deeds Prove that Palestine Belongs to Palestinians.There are 171,306 deeds recorded in 46 registries of Jerusalem in Ottoman archive records. Of these, 133,365 are private property and 37,671 belong to foundations. In addition to this, Turkey’s archives also have records of Jerusalem between the hijri years 950 and 1917.

    Among the records of private property were 139 deeds belonging to Sultan Abdul Hamid II, 137 of which were transferred to the treasury in the past. The remaining two are in Jerusalem’s Erihav region. The records show that there is a plot of land approximately 30,000 square meters in size that is recorded under the name of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.

    The deeds proving that Palestine belongs to Palestinians were handed to Palestinian officials. Israel did not ask for deed records from Turkey. Had Israel requested these records, it would mean that Israel would be accepting that it is occupying Palestine.

    A memorandum was signed between Palestine and Jordan. Procedures such as the maintenance and repair of foundations in Jerusalem were transferred to Jordan. Therefore, in 2016, upon the request of Jordan, Turkey provided copies of the deeds of foundations in Jerusalem to Jordan.

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  31. Darin says:

    If Trump really manages to unite “Arab world” , he deserves whole armful of Nobel Peace prizes.

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  32. Discard says:

    By American standards I’d probably be considered an anti-Semite, so I’m not shilling for Zion, but isn’t it true that West Jerusalem was entirely built by Jews? The old city had its Arab, Christian, Jewish, and Armenian quarters, but the new city is as Jewish as Tel Aviv. If so, why should moving the American embassy matter?

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  33. Oh Cockburn!

    First, they already hate us, but cannot act on it because they are not good at action, nor do they have any resources. Their successes come from our flabby inaction, which you objectify.
    Second, wouldn’t it be fun to test the envelope?

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  34. Craken says:

    “Trump Risks Uniting the Entire Arab World Against the US”
    Who cares? They have no power and nothing positive to offer the world. If they united and became a single Caliphate, they would be easier for the IDF decisively to dispose of.

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    I am not so sure about the true capabilities of the IDF. Actually from what info I gather they are not so good at all.

    As to the USA, dude, we are talking about a nation that has not win a war since WWII.

    Which is all very scarey because then if there was a real conflict going to nukes would be the only way ....

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  35. c matt says:

    I thought they were already united against us (save for a few despotic leaders here and there)?

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  36. Bob Jonas says:

    Most people are not looking at the big picture THIS way: –> Trump is NOT in bed with Putin or the Russian government, but he has long been in bed with Chabad or Hassidic mafia sorts, Jews from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan and Russia and Kyrgystan, who fled from Putin to Israel and USA and London, near the time of Putin’s first term. So Trump is in bed with Chabad and not with Russia, despite that most of Chabad mob royalty are a rare sort of Jew, formerly powerful in Moscow, but not since Putin we can call them “Russians”. The NeoCons and the Chabad godfathers are not the same animal and not best friends either. It might be that all this brouhaha is merely a contest between a sect of Israel and a lobby of USA, for power and supremacy in the New World. This website puts it into perspective … http://rebbe_rocky.tripod.com/CHABAD_gangsta_ties_TRUMP.html The battle has little to do with a stronger USA, it is counter to democracy protocols and pulling her down.

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  37. windwaves says:
    @Craken
    "Trump Risks Uniting the Entire Arab World Against the US"
    Who cares? They have no power and nothing positive to offer the world. If they united and became a single Caliphate, they would be easier for the IDF decisively to dispose of.

    I am not so sure about the true capabilities of the IDF. Actually from what info I gather they are not so good at all.

    As to the USA, dude, we are talking about a nation that has not win a war since WWII.

    Which is all very scarey because then if there was a real conflict going to nukes would be the only way ….

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  38. TG says:

    Normally I think diplomats should be polite (which does not mean weak) and there is rarely much percentage in pissing people off. For example, the name-calling with regards North Korea is, in my opinion, utterly stupid.

    But. The extremist muslims (thanks to Saudi Arabia, I think now most of them) already hate us, and have proven to be irrational and to sow nothing but misery and destruction wherever they settle. I say that, in this one case, we have little to lose. The muslims have simply not behaved in a way that deserves our respect. So why not recognize established facts on the ground?

    And as far as muslim solidarity with the Palestinians goes, I am not a knee-jerk supporter of Israel, but hey, EVERYONE hates the Palestinians and wants to keep them away. That’s why the Saudis and Egyptians have walls and strictly enforced laws to prevent Palestinian immigration, just like the Israelis… Muslims pretend solidarity with Palestinians to work themselves up, but they will never actually do anything to help them.

    Perhaps instead of wailing ‘oh poor little me,’ the Palestinians might ask themselves why nobody wants them, and ask if they could possibly change that situation. ‘If you would be loved, first be lovable.’ Nah. Easier to just scream in unthinking rage and blow someone up.

    As the saying goes, the Palestinians have never missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

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