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Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by ycmdng(m): 7:17pm On Dec 06
Today, President Donad Trump of the United States of America make a life broadcast from the White House, that America will now recognise Jerusalem as the Administrative capital of Israel and the location for new USA Embassy.


Why declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is so controversial

(CNN) US President Donald Trump is expected to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel this week in a move that will spark controversy across the world.

The announcement would move Trump one step closer to fulfilling his campaign pledge to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem -- a move long sought by Israel, but set aside by previous US Presidents due to regional concerns and Jerusalem's contested status between Israelis and Palestinians. Both sides claim the holy city as their capital.

Upon making his decision public, Trump is expected to sign a waiver to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months. But the State Department's security arm has been told to plan for potentially violent protests at US embassies and consulates if the White House announces the move.

CNN's Oren Liebermann, who is based in Jerusalem, walks us through what's at stake.

Why is declaring Jerusalem the capital such a big deal?

The final status of Jerusalem has always been one of the most difficult and sensitive questions in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If the United States declares Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it would be seen as prejudging that question, deciding an issue that was supposed to be left to negotiations and breaking with the international consensus on the holy city.

Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital also moves the United States one major step closer to relocating the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which would be seen as cementing Israeli sovereignty over the city.

How would the embassy move work?

Logistically, moving the embassy to Jerusalem could be very simple. There is already a US consulate in Jerusalem, while the embassy remains in Tel Aviv. It could be as simple as switching the names -- making the embassy in Jerusalem and a consulate in Tel Aviv. The US Ambassador to Israel would move from his residence in a Tel Aviv suburb to Jerusalem.

But that would be just about the only simple part. Moving the embassy risks setting off diplomatic crises with Arab states that could include widespread protests outside of US diplomatic offices in those and other countries.

The ramifications of an embassy move would be felt far outside of Jerusalem. It would overturn 70 years of international consensus, and, many argue, would effectively signal the end of moves to achieve peace between Israelis and Palestinians.

Give me some history ...

The United Nations partition plan drawn up in 1947 envisaged Jerusalem as a separate "international city." But the war that followed Israel's declaration of independence one year later left the city divided. When fighting ended in 1949, the armistice border -- often called the Green Line because it was drawn in green ink -- saw Israel in control of the western half, and Jordan in control of the eastern half, which included the famous Old City.


When did that change?

During the 1967 Six-Day War, Israel occupied East Jerusalem. Since then, all of the city has been under Israel's authority. The city marks "Jerusalem Day" in late-May or early-June. But Palestinians, and many in the international community, continue to see East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Who lives in Jerusalem?

Roughly 850,000 people live in Jerusalem -- 37% are Arab and 61% are Jewish, according to the independent think tank Jerusalem Institute. The Jewish population includes around 200,000 ultra-Orthodox Jews, with the rest split generally between religious Zionist and secular Jews. 96% of the city's Arab population is Muslim; the other 4% is Christian.

The vast majority of the Palestinian population lives in East Jerusalem. Although there are some mixed neighborhoods in Jerusalem where both Israelis and Arabs live, most of the neighborhoods are split.

Have any countries ever had their embassy in Jerusalem?

Yes. Before 1980 a number of countries did, including the Netherlands and Costa Rica. But in July of that year, Israel passed a law that declared Jerusalem the united capital of Israel. The United Nations Security Council responded with a resolution condemning Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem and declared it a violation of international law.

So countries moved their embassies out of the city?

Correct. In 2006, Costa Rica and El Salvador were the last to move their embassies out of Jerusalem, joining the rest of the world in locating their embassies in Tel Aviv.

What about consulates?

Some countries do maintain consulates in Jerusalem, including the United States, which has one in the western part of the city. Other countries -- such as Britain and France for instance -- have a consulate in the eastern part of the city, which serve as their countries' main representation in the Palestinian territories.

Just to be clear: What is America's position?

The US has never had its embassy in Jerusalem. It has always been in Tel Aviv, with the Ambassador's residence in Herzliya Pituach, about 30 minutes north.

That sounds pretty straightforward ...

Wait a minute, it gets more complicated. In 1989, Israel began leasing to the US a plot of land in Jerusalem for a new embassy. The 99-year lease cost $1 per year. To this day, the plot has not been developed, and it remains an empty field.

OK. Keep going...

In 1995, the US Congress passed a law requiring America to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Proponents said the US should respect Israel's choice of Jerusalem as its capital, and recognize it as such.

So why hasn't the embassy moved yet?

Every President since 1995 -- Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama -- has declined to move the embassy, citing national security interests. Every six months, the President has used the presidential waiver to circumvent the embassy move.

How have Israelis responded to this?

The Israeli government has lauded Trump's pledge to follow through with the embassy move. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has been perhaps the most outspoken advocate, launching a campaign just days before the US President's inauguration, urging him to make good on his promise.

And what do the Palestinians make of it all?

Palestinian leaders are adamant that an embassy move to Jerusalem would be a violation of international law, and a huge setback to peace hopes.

President Mahmoud Abbas has turned to other world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Jordan's King Abdullah, to help pressure Trump to change his mind. The Palestine Liberation Organization has suggested it would consider revoking its recognition of Israel, and canceling all agreements between Israelis and Palestinians, should the move take place.

More immediately, there are fears it could set off a wave of unrest -- perhaps even street protests and violence -- in the Palestinian territories and across the Arab world.


https://www.google.com.ng/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2017/12/05/middleeast/trump-jerusalem-explainer-intl/index.html

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by ycmdng(m): 7:23pm On Dec 06
Readers whats your view?


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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by kcmichael: 7:24pm On Dec 06
Fulfilment of biblical prophecy

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by highpriest4: 7:26pm On Dec 06
Wetin concern us with that

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Alcatraz005: 7:27pm On Dec 06
kcmichael:
Fulfilment of biblical prophecy

How and where in the Bible?

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by ycmdng(m): 7:29pm On Dec 06
Few days ago, it was reported that President Trump in a phone call to Palestinian president informed him of his intention to recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital. In a response from the Palestinian president, he said and I qoute 'there will be dangerous consequences.'

Extract from the speech indicates that, there is standing order and unanimous vote by US Congress dated as far back as 1995, to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by kcmichael: 7:32pm On Dec 06
Fulfilment that the rapture is near,so quit your sins and come to Jesus now

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by dayo2me(m): 7:35pm On Dec 06
let's wait and see the next line of action of palestine on this development.
it appears the hate to islam and muslims is growing everyday with donald trump.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 7:41pm On Dec 06
Good news

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by kettykin: 7:42pm On Dec 06
Next will be recognition of Biafra.

This friday will be the usual blood letting all over muslim state , igbos in the diminishing northen nigeria should be on the guard , i am too tired and not ready to fight because of an igbo killed in the north

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Jesse01(m): 7:48pm On Dec 06
ycmdng:
Readers whats your view?
this is bullsh*t hw can Jerusalem be capital of isreal wen it share boundaries wit Palestine?

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Alcatraz005: 7:50pm On Dec 06
Anywhich way, I support any action that advances the interest of the state of Israel.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by elfico(m): 7:52pm On Dec 06
When you think a president cannot be dumber about the fragility of a region, he goes on and do something like this. When the violence starts I hope he has enough brain in him left to realize its on him.

Edit: Some people quoting me here may have just woken up but in case you lot did not follow world news for a few days, you should know that protests have already been planned in Palestinian cities and towns. And US issued an advisory to its citizens in the region in anticipation of violence. Also telling all their embassies to be on alert. Some of you should TRY to understand when reading, it would really save you some embarrassments.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by ycmdng(m): 7:54pm On Dec 06
Jesse01:
this is bullsh*t hw can Jerusalem be capital of isreal wen it share boundaries wit Palestine?

the two state boundaries will be determined in the final phase of the deal. Trump did not declare Israel as the sole occupant of Jerusalem. So there are still some open windows for Palestine.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by UAE123(m): 7:59pm On Dec 06
Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 8:00pm On Dec 06
Jesse01:
this is bullsh*t hw can Jerusalem be capital of isreal wen it share boundaries wit Palestine?
hahaha e pain this one

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 8:01pm On Dec 06
Alcatraz005:
Anywhich way, I support any action that advances the interest of the state of Israel.
first time you are making sense

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Alcatraz005: 8:01pm On Dec 06
elfico:
When you think a president cannot be dumber about the fragility of a region, he goes on and do something like this. When the violence starts I hope he has enough brain in him left to realize its on him.

Instigate any more violence and see Muslims killed in their millions. You think trump cares about Muslims? Muslims don’t have a monopoly of violence you know? Maybe this will give the war hawks the opportunity to solve the Islamic terrorism problem.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Alcatraz005: 8:02pm On Dec 06
Kokolet11:
first time you are making sense

I am a Christian and I am bound to support the state of Israel.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 8:03pm On Dec 06
elfico:
When you think a president cannot be dumber about the fragility of a region, he goes on and do something like this. When the violence starts I hope he has enough brain in him left to realize its on him.
violence with who and who?

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by cybertyrant(m): 8:03pm On Dec 06
In as much as am a christain,this move by trump is dangerous,first it will unite muslims both shia and sunni,chaos will erupt,churches will be burnt worldwide,christains in muslim majority communities will be butched,this may trigger world war,the third beast will rise and the world will cry

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Jesse01(m): 8:04pm On Dec 06
Kokolet11:
hahaha e pain this one
Y he go pain me? undecided I frm palestine or isreal? guy i be Nigeria man so he no concer me. I just dey talk d truth

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 8:05pm On Dec 06
Alcatraz005:


I am a Christian and I am bound to support the state of Israel.
keep it on atleast lets agree on this one

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 8:06pm On Dec 06
Jesse01:
Y he go pain me? undecided I frm plastine or isreal? guy ii be Nigeria man so he no concer me. I just dey talk d truth
then leave them to do their things

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Jesse01(m): 8:08pm On Dec 06
Kokolet11:
then leave them to do their things
Y should i? this thing go cause war.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 8:08pm On Dec 06
kettykin:
Next will be recognition of Biafra.

This friday will be the usual blood letting all over muslim state , igbos in the diminishing northen nigeria should be on the guard , i am too tired and not ready to fight because of an igbo killed in the north
Naso biafra must come

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by senboy204(m): 8:08pm On Dec 06
Only time will tell if this decision by trump will either be a good one or the other way round but left to me this is a good decision.

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 8:11pm On Dec 06
Jesse01:
Y should i? this thing go cause war
if it cause war is not your business and face Nigeria

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by BUHARIISCURSED(m): 8:12pm On Dec 06
God bless Donald Trump

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Kokolet11: 8:13pm On Dec 06
grin waiting for our muslim brothers to start their madness

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Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by Jesse01(m): 8:14pm On Dec 06
Kokolet11:
if it cause war is not your business and face Nigeria
undecided
Re: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel by BUHARIISCURSED(m): 8:14pm On Dec 06
Una never see anything, the scriptures is being fulfilled

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