Dec 5, 2017
Trump Informs of Embassy Move

It's happening: President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas informing them about moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during a phone call with the leader Tuesday, according to Abass' spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh.

Abbas warned Trump that the action will have "dangerous consequences." 

Trump on Tuesday also spoke with King Abdullah of Jordan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, amid reports the United States is considering formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the White House confirmed.

A senior administration official said last week that Trump would likely make the announcement on Wednesday, a decision that would break with decades of U.S. policy and could fuel violence in the Middle East. Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner said the president had not yet made a final decision.

The Trump administration announced on Monday that it had not reached a decision yet on whether or not to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, despite the fact that Monday was the legal deadline for signing a presidential waiver on the matter.

Middle Eastern regional stability may hang in the balance as the Trump administration is expected to make a decision this week to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, or to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Read more at Haaretz


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1
WHEN?!
He did not say the time and date WHEN this will actually take place!!

(Promises we heard for years already)
(12/5/2017 10:42:28 AM)
2
G-d bless our President!
G-d bless the President of the United States for having the courage to make this move! Chazak U Baruch!
(12/5/2017 10:42:59 AM)
3
Israeli
This is wonderful news, although undoubtedly there will be some sort of war. But with the Rebbe's brachot & our safe rooms, I, at least, am not afraid.... except for our soldiers.
(12/5/2017 10:55:07 AM)
4
Afraid of violence?
Just an excuse. When Israel was born, there were big wars for decades! Now - not that there is complete peace, but the big battles (e.g. wars with the surrounding countries) are, so far, a thing of the past.
Will the embassy move to Yerushalayim bring war? I don't think a major one. But whatever enmity this will engender, the negative fallout from that should be short-lived.
(12/5/2017 11:00:24 AM)
5
Cold winter
Get ready for ww3
(12/5/2017 11:38:55 AM)
6
At last some Emes BH
We must believe what the Rebbe taught : that living in fear of the Arabs actually gives THEM more power. But we must pray for our brothers & sisters in Israel both soldiers & civilians because every Jewish life is precious !
(12/5/2017 11:43:33 AM)
7
Just the opposite..punkt farkert
by moving the embassy to Jerusalem the president will be increasing the peace. Don't be fooled by the threats MR President, its time the Ishmaelites understand there is only one place and one capital for the jews and that's Israel and Jerusalem. If they complain just ask any of them to show you Jerusalem or Al Quds mentioned even ONCE in the Koran !! Its not there !! Enough of the lies.
(12/5/2017 12:01:33 PM)
8
Much Ado About Nothing
Seems like a silly reason to go to war and if it means fanning the fires in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world, one wonders why this is worth it? Do we really need the US to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital? Violence of any kind is bad. And it is a shame that some commentators think some bit of symbolism is worth the price of cracking a few heads.
(12/5/2017 12:26:50 PM)
9
yes #7!
fearless for the truth
(12/5/2017 12:48:12 PM)
10
As if there is peace in Jerusalem!
The arab Israelis loving in Jerusalem have killed hundreds of innocent civilian's what more violence can be sparked!
It's about time they recognize that Israel owns Jerusalem and it never belonged to palistine
(12/5/2017 12:55:52 PM)
11
They have to build
They can't just move it into a Makolet.
(12/5/2017 1:10:45 PM)
12
Meir
BS"D Rubashkin next Mr. President
(12/5/2017 1:27:01 PM)
13
excuse my am haaratzus
what are the practical implicathions of moving the embassy. Like why is this so important? I no it is. Just asking for someone to please explain. TIA!
(12/5/2017 1:27:13 PM)
14
Be strong
president trump don’t listen to abbas the terrorist, move the embassy to Jerusalem, g-d is with you !
(12/5/2017 1:35:42 PM)
15
violence?
That is such an islamophobic thing to say. Everyone knows Islam is the religion of peace and they would never even think of such a thing
(12/5/2017 2:25:13 PM)
16
Answer for #13
The UN doesn’t recognize Jerusalem as part of Israel. By moving the American embassy to Jerusalem Trump acknowledges Jerusalem as the legal capital of Israel.
(12/5/2017 2:37:26 PM)
17
GO TRUMP!!!!
Go trump your the best!!
(12/5/2017 3:03:49 PM)
18
To #13
It is one more international gesture that recognizes the legitimacy of the State of Israel. Israel says its capital is in Jerusalem but most countries in the world will not acknowledge that fact and, instead, say it is an international city not belonging to Israel. Therefore, if the US acknowledges it as the capital it is taking Israel's position over the rest of the world. It is largely symbolic and no real chiddush but it will rile Israel's critics and could be used as an excuse to disrupt the peace.
(12/5/2017 3:42:24 PM)
19
8 and 13
agree with you
now we cant show that we are cowards but originally this was not important enuf to cause hostility , Hashem yerachem
(12/5/2017 3:59:31 PM)
20
no change
saying he will move it is no change from past. he is still the same position on this matter until he actually moves it. all talk no action.
(12/5/2017 4:07:55 PM)
21
Good!
Any nation that lifts a finger to Israel - will pay the FULL price.
(12/5/2017 4:44:46 PM)
22
to 12
trump always reads collive comments so keep it up
(12/5/2017 4:54:46 PM)
23
Trump's peace plan
You trumpsters are in for a big surprise when he puts forth his peace plan which includes the land of Palestine for the Palestinians I wonder what you will all say then
(12/5/2017 4:55:53 PM)
24
Torah
Is this considered the part where EDOM tries to grab a piece of Jerusalem? At least in theory or the beginning of it?
(12/5/2017 5:24:20 PM)
25
Mazal tov!
G-d bless america and G-d bless presidant trump! This issue is at the very heart of the conflict and the legitimization of the Jewish capital can be compared to the recognition of the Jewish homeland on the 2nd of November 1917, this is a real step forward. Trump is americas balfour, too bad England didn't take this step already.
(12/5/2017 8:27:14 PM)
26
annynomous
A lot of people are not going to be happy, and I think this is going to cause a lot of conflict
(12/5/2017 11:47:20 PM)
27
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The Jewish people have no fear of the goyishe velt and if they make trouble then they will go in rhe reart where trouble makers belong. GO TRUMP.Next Rubashkin Pardon👍👍👍
(12/6/2017 1:08:21 AM)
28
It’s all “gut un fein” but...
Is trump a friend? Yes... okay, so what could be the issue here?

Moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is a just and long overdue. So we applaud the president for taking the first step to doing so. However, this is only an announcement that they intend to move the embassy, but it reality he’s actively postponing its move! So aside from the political aspect, all the noise and excitement from fans and critics - at the moment this remains smoke and mirrors, very trump like.

Trump likes to be right, so although he’s making a lot of noise, he will likely hold this as a a bargainining chip on Israel’s head!
That, my friends is the most concerning part of the story.

Remember, that Trump and his team has made it clear and known, that they are laser focused on making a “deal”.
If history is any lesson - no matter which party is in control - a deal means concessions c”v.

As long as their is a supposed “moral equivalency”, as long as you keep on hearing about “both sides” etc. their won’t be any true peace. One side is a fabricated “people” who in the name of their religion and “people” - they are hellbent on destroying c”v EY.

So while it’s nice to hear this news, remember that nothing is free, so I say to the president: Israel is our eternal capital, with or without America’s official recognition, many have come before and have fallen, we remain Am Yisroel with a complete Eretz Yisroel, we welcome our great ally in this juournt to stand with us side by side - as true friends do for one another. However, under no circumstances will
We give away another inch of land. Under no circumstances will we japrodise anymore the safety of our people the people of Israel!

We don’t need to be disrespectful, but we must once and for all assert our truly unshakable position.

With words of truth and words from the heart it will emerge the heart.

We don’t relly on any power other than the one Obote who took us out of land of Egypt and gave us this land as an enhertance!

Speak the truth. The world needs to hear the unadulterated truth today, more than ever.

Moshiach now!
(12/6/2017 8:18:41 AM)
29
To #8
No country has an embassy in Jerusalem. Jerusalem is considered "disputed," as both Israel and the Palestinian Authority claim it as their capital. Because Jerusalem only came under full control of Israel after the 6-day war in '67 any move for Israel to claim the city as their capital is seen as legitimizing actions taken in that war. As you might know, most of the critique against Israel centers on territory they gained control of during the 6-day war.
Foreign countries typically establish their embassies in a country's capital. However, putting your embassy in Jerusalem would be seen as legitimizing Israel's claim and taking their side in the conflict. As a result, no country currently has its embassy in Jerusalem. Moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be a very public way of saying to the international community "we side with Israel on this issue." The fear is that such a move will inflame the region and cause more violence, a very real possibility. We shall see what happens...
(12/6/2017 9:25:41 AM)
30
the birthpangs of geulah
this is the tzaros of galus . our own American government is recognizing the not Jewish state of Israel. we need moshiach tzidkeinu now!!!!!!!!
(12/6/2017 1:04:12 PM)
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