BREAKING: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem, Plans To Move Embassy

Israel established West Jerusalem as its capital in 1949, but few nations recognize it.

President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel in a speech on Wednesday. The United States was one of the first nations to recognize Israel as a country in 1948, but had never recognized Jerusalem as its capital. The US had considered Tel Aviv to be the Israeli capital until today.

“It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” President Trump said in New York Times transcript. “This is a long overdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement.”

“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious,” added the president. “That Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality.”

Jerusalem and the British territory of Palestine were partitioned between Arabs and Jews by the United Nations in 1947. Israel declared its portion of Jerusalem to be its capital in 1949. Israel forces reunified the city during the Six Day War of 1967, but Arabs consider East Jerusalem to be capital of the Palestinian state.

Few countries have recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and embassies are located in Tel Aviv. The Czech Republic, Germany and Russia are among the nations that consider West Jerusalem to be the Israeli capital, but even those nations do have embassies there.

Trump indicated that relocating the US embassy to Jerusalem will come soon. “I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” he said. “This will immediately begin the process of hiring architects, engineers and planners so that a new embassy, when completed, will be a magnificent tribute to peace.”

“This decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement,” Trump added. “The United States remains deeply committed to helping facilitate a peace agreement that is acceptable to both sides.”

I can't speak to the Czech Republic and Germany has its own issues from the Holocaust. Russia, however, probably did it just to stir crap up for Israel and by extension, the USA. Just as with most things Trump, I'll pray for the best and brace for the worst.

It will be very interesting to see which, if any, nations follow our lead. I suspect they will wait at least until we've broken ground for a new embassy. I just hope it isn't adorned with a "yuge" gold T.

I really don't think that's going to be an issue. For one thing, I really doubt that this new American embassy will end up getting completed. I suspect that the "preparations" Trump has order the State Department to "begin making" are going to wind up taking a really, really long time to complete. To give people time to forget this promise was ever made in the first place.

I hope you are wrong but it wouldn't surprise me in the least.

I believe this is Israel's capital & has been since God ordained it to be so, so it is! Just has it has been written in the Holy Scriptures.....