Newsflash for journalists: There's nothing new on the Palestinian street. Threats of violence and walking out of any "peace process" is old, old news. Jerusalem is not on fire. Jerusalem is tense, and has long been so, because the Palestinians have not yet managed to come to terms with Israel's right to exist. That is the real story.
While Erdogan labels Israel an “occupier” it is Turkey that exceeds most countries in the world in that category, currently occupying half of Cyprus, Northern Kurdistan with its 20 million Kurds, and West Armenia.
The decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital should be perceived as a reaffirmation of the victory of Chanukah, which, after all, celebrated the liberation by Jews from the Hellenists of the city of Jerusalem and the Holy Temple that radical Arabs and haters of Israel today (including Arafat and his followers, and UNESCO and their fellow travelers) deny ever had any connection to the Jewish people.
"#Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel no matter how many times Trump says it," wrote political activist Linda Sarsour, who has argued Zionists can't be feminists and that "nothing is creepier than Zionism. "He doesn't speak for me."
I say to Alabamans: vote for Judge Moore. The Lord will not hold you responsible for his possible wrongdoing forty years ago, but will probably look unkindly at your ignoring the liberal, pro-partial birth abortion policies of Doug Jones.
The reaction of the Palestinians to Pres. Trump's announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not to be read on an empty stomach.
All the talk of security needs, of finding a suitable physical plant, etc., is nonsense. Moving the embassy technically requires only changing a sign. The American Consulate is already in Jerusalem. Just change the sign from "consulate" to "embassy"
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If there is any change to the status quo, let the blame lie at the hands of President Obama for his cowardly decision to wait until he was a lame-duck president to get even with PM Netanyahu. Pres. Trump deserves praise for restoring balance in negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians.
The IDF began to see itself as a police army whose job was to freeze the situation and safeguard “the peace.” In the process of losing its identity, the IDF has also lost the concept of victory. Because if you do not know who you are, you cannot know who your enemy is.
Major news outlets reported that Arab leaders said that Mr. Trump informed them as much and were venting their anger.
America has performed a great act by publicly declaring that Yerushalayim is ours, that she is our capital.