Trump stalls on campaign pledge to move embassy in Israel

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Looks like brutha Trump is turning in to your average run of the mill politician... no different from any of the rest of them.

Trump stalls on campaign pledge to move embassy in Israel

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-retreats-campaign-pledge-move-embassy-israel-150534238.html

He obviously does not know that there is never going to be any peace in the middle east until after the great trib when Jesus sets His foot on the Mount of Olives.

So much for all those so-called Christian leaders that were supposed to be advising him, they're totally useless!
I guess the catholicks pope dude guy got to him to convince him to be a yella fella
 
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Well, in this critical time for Israel... it's not going to continue to go well for the US now that obama's snub is being carried forward.

Trump let the Lord down with this garbage... and it will continue to go badly for him over this you watch...
 

tanakh

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Anyone who thinks that moving the US Embassy is going to be anything more than an empty gesture are deluding themselves.
 

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In 1995, Congress passed the Jerusalem Embassy Act to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem by May 31, 1999. An inbuilt waiver, however, allows the president to suspend the implementation by six-month periods in the interest of national security. Ever since, presidents have promised to move the embassy. And ever since, presidents have repeatedly signed the six-month waiver.

What Other Presidents Promised

While he did not promise to move the embassy, President Barack Obama did call Jerusalem the capital of Israel. The day after he secured the necessary delegates to win the democratic nomination in 2008, Mr. Obama spoke before an aipac audience, stating that any peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians “must preserve Israel’s identity as a Jewish state with secure, recognized, defensible borders. And Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

Recognizing Israel as a state and its capital as Jerusalem would, logically speaking, include plans to relocate the embassy to said capital. But as the last eight years of failed peace talks prove, the Obama administration’s promise to solidify Israel’s existence was a lie.

But President Obama is not alone.

Before him, George W. Bush said in a preelection speech, “[A]s soon as I take office, I will begin the process of moving the U.S. [Embassy] to the city Israel has chosen as its capital.”

But by February 2001, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said there were no immediate plans to move the embassy.

Former President Bill Clinton was the first to enact the six-month waiver. He too promised to move the embassy. Yet despite pressure from Congress telling him the move was “long overdue,” the president delayed the move.

The president’s decision was applauded by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (plo). It has been applauding ever since. Each time the move is delayed, Israel’s rightful place in Jerusalem is undermined. While ever-so-slight, the constant delays have enabled the Palestinians time to fortify their legitimacy and popularity in the international community.

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If Trump were to recognize Jerusalem as the capital, the plo would be outraged. President Mahmoud Abbas’s staff has confidently asserted that Trump will not change U.S. policy in the region. “We know that Trump was one thing during the election campaign and that he will become something else once he becomes president,” Abbas’s adviser Ahmad Majdalani stated.

If Trump does move the embassy, it would erase the Palestinians hard-fought gains under
the Obama presidency—something Abbas and his cohorts won’t stand for.

But the Palestinians won’t be the only unhappy ones in the region. The embassy move would
also upset Jordan and Saudi Arabia—key Arab allies in the Middle East.

Iran would also be livid. With threats from Trump to tear up the nuclear deal already issued,
seeing Israel’s claims to Jerusalem recognized by the U.S. administration would further provoke the Iranians.

For a taste of the Arab response, we need only look back to 2000. During an interview on Israeli television, then-President Bill Clinton said he was considering the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem. The comment sparked a response from Hezbollah. The terror group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said Arabs would “turn your embassy to rubble and send your diplomats home in coffins.”

Plenty of promises have been made concerning Jerusalem, but few have been kept, embassy-related
or otherwise. But the Holy City’s future is not determined by speculation and false promises.

Rather,theres one source that speaks about Jerusalem’s future in detail and with 100 percent accuracy.

Israel and America should learn from the U.S. preelection promises. Even the leader of the world’s sole
superpower is unable to ensure real, lasting, peace. Each leader promises a better future, yet we live in
a world of escalating crises.

Man cannot solve his own problems.
 
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Would moving the Embassy end any chance at a peace agreement? If the goal is to reach a peace agreement there, what purpose would moving the Embassy accomplish?
 
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Anyone who thinks that moving the US Embassy is going to be anything more than an empty gesture are deluding themselves.
God says Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel... you know, it's where Jesus Christ will rule from so this would be something that would honor the Lord... and start a wave of terror attacks so we could start wiping out some islamic nutjobs!

But, looks like Trump... just like his predecessors... is a yella fella



“We know that Trump was one thing during the election campaign and that he will become something else once he becomes president,” Abbas’s adviser Ahmad Majdalani stated.
That's true... as the muzlim refugees continue to flood in to this country, eventually taking over once their numbers get large enough here.
 

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My prediction is that trump will NOT be able (because he is not as good at everything as he says he is) to produce much of anything while he is president. He is like a bull in a china shop. Because he is arrogant and stubborn, he takes direction and advice from no one but Bannon and his family, who are NOT experts in anything that involves running our country.

Don't get me wrong, I hope he is able to get good things done while in office, but I believe he will not be able to accomplish what his MAGA fans think he will.