Trump Acknowledges Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

"Today we finally concede the obvious: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel This recognition is a reality This is the right thing to do."

Thus the statement of President Donald Trump at the White House Wednesday afternoon (6/12) when he officially recognized that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel in his 10-minute speech.

Further Trump ordered the State Department to prepare to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"That is why it fits The US Embassy Act in Jerusalem, I ordered the State Department to begin preparing to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.This will soon begin the process of hiring architects, engineering experts and planners so that the new embassy, ​​when completed later, will be a tribute overwhelming peace. "

Israeli PM Welcomes Trump Announcement [19659002] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomes this announcement and repeatedly thanks President Trump.

"President Trump, thank you for today's historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Jewish People and the Jewish State will always be grateful. "

The King Abdullah Criticism of Trump Announcement

The opposite statement has been conveyed by some Arab leaders who have criticized this recognition plan for the first time Jordan's King Abdullah in charge of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, said earlier "there is no alternative to a two-state solution and Jerusalem is key to any peace agreement." He added that he had "re-emphasized his concern" about the policy to President Trump.

The Congress Has Expressed The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995

Trump's decision was actually an affirmation of the enactment of the Jerusalem Embassy Act issued on October 23, 1995 passed to start and fund the relocation of the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and withhold 50% of budget allocated to Departe overseas for "the acquisition and maintenance of buildings abroad." But given the position of Jerusalem that has always been at the center of the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians, and has been a strategic indicator of peace talks between the two sides; then previous American presidents every six months issue a kind of "waiver" or a decision to "delay" the enactment of the law. Trump takes a completely different approach.

"But for more than 20 years, every previous American president has always issued a" policy to postpone "the enactment of the law, refusing to move the American embassy to Jerusalem or recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The presidents issued the policy with the conviction that delaying recognizing Jerusalem would encourage the achievement of peace Some people say they are less brave but they make the best decisions based on the facts they understand at that time.However, history noted.After delaying the enactment of the law, over the past 20 years, we have not reached a lasting peace agreement between Israel and Palestine It is foolish to assume that repeating the same formula as now will yield different or better results, so I stipulate that it is time to (19459007)

Observer: This Confession Is More to Fulfill Campaign Promises

According to an observer of international relations, Prof. Hikmahanto Juwana, this recognition is actually more an attempt to fulfill the promise of the Trump campaign and not to achieve peace in the region; as well as an effort to underline the main policy "America First" which he has been echoing.

"I think there are two fundamental reasons for Trump: this is the promise of his campaign and he wants to do it, and shows that Jewish lobby in America can influence The Congress has requested that the American Embassy in Tel Aviv be transferred to Jerusalem but by most previous presidents has always been sidelined on the basis of this will spark conflict and disrupt international peace.We know that this Trump is somewhat different from the president- the American president had known precisely that America's position was no longer self-centered but global too, but by Trump the issue was regarded as "American sovereignty" and did not need to rule out what Congress asked the president and did not think about the consequences reminded by many world leaders if America acknowledges or removes the American embassy from Tel Aviv. "

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump has repeatedly pledged to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. And although a number of American officials, including key figures such as Foreign Minister Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, have repeatedly reminded of the potential for emerging conflicts in the region and the loss of American neutrality in resolving the old conflict, Trump seems to think otherwise. [19659002] Jerusalem, the Sacred Location of the Three World Religions

Jerusalem is an important factor in any Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations not only because the two sides desperately want the old city to be their capital; but also because Jerusalem is a holy place for three religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Every step that is assumed to attempt to claim the city for one party, always triggers violence in Israel and Palestine, as well as in other Muslim-majority countries.

Many parties consider Trump's decision taken today to be an indication of major changes in external policy country of America. [em/al]

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