Arabs and Muslims across a Middle East on edge warned on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s anticipated announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would inflame Muslim feelings worldwide and bring further chaos and instability to the region.
Criticism poured in from Tehran to Ankara to war-ravaged Syria, reflecting the anxiety ahead of the announcement which upends decades of U.S. policy and risks potentially violent protests.
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A common thread between progressive socialists and islamo-fascists is their response to not getting what they want. It’s interesting that the liberal progressive left defines “compromise” and “bipartisanship” as doing what they want when they’re not in the majority…otherwise, when they are in the majority it’s all about mandating.
And Islamists define peace as allowing them to dominate and have their way…which includes killing any and all who disagree and are non-compliant. Both of these entities respond with and implement measures and tactics of coercion, intimidation and violence in order to achieve their ends…”by any means necessary.”
And so it was yesterday, when President Donald Trump made the declaration, which was passed into law in 1995, that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and will relocate our embassy there.
This isn’t anything new that hasn’t been stated by previous presidents. The issue is President Trump is the first to have the courage and resolve to actually follow through with his assertion. Since 1995, when the law was signed under the Clinton administration, U.S. presidents have waived this and it has effectively been undermined. The real fact is that the United States has been held hostage by the threats of violence by Islamists. Well, no more.
As reported by Palestinian Media Watch, “Anticipating US President Trump’s announcement on American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel, and the possible transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority and Fatah leaders and officials have stated that such an act is similar to a “declaration of war against the Palestinians,” and that it will throw the whole region into “chaos” and “bloodshed.”
Here are recent statement from Palestinian leaders:
In a phone interview on official PA TV, PLO chief negotiator and Secretary of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat explained what is in store if the US goes ahead with its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “If the US dictates the fate of Jerusalem before the negotiations on the matter – whether by transferring the embassy [to Jerusalem], or what is even more dangerous, by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – this means the end of the entire peace process and the pushing of the region – with its peoples and borders – into the furnace of violence, chaos, extremism, and bloodshed.”
[Official PA TV News, Dec. 2, 2017]
In a press statement, Erekat further warned that American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “will create dangerous international anarchy… whose end will have dire consequences.” [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2017]
Similarly, PA and Fatah Chairman Mahmoud Abbas warned that the move will “destroy the peace process and drag the region into more instability and extremism.” [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2017]”
So, President Trump has destroyed the peace process? This comes from a fella who was a loyal lieutenant of the original Islamic jihadist, Yasser Arafat, who took to terrorism in order to secure his demands. This is the same Mahmoud Abbas, aka Abu Mazen, who uses financial support from western nations to provide stipends to families of Islamic terrorists. This is Abu Mazen who was emphatically encouraging more knife attacks against Jewish citizens. This is the leader of the Islamic jihadist group, Fatah, that provides safe haven for violent Islamic terror groups like the Islamic Jihad and the Al Quds and Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade….seems to me Abbas is the chucklehead destroying the peace process.
The most absurd claim emanating from Abbas’ mouth — and there have been some whoppers — was for him to say that Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine. What book of stupid history has this guy been reading?
And, as Fox News reports, we have a clear indication of who is undermining the peace process in the Middle East.
“Arabs and Muslims across a Middle East on edge warned on Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s anticipated announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would inflame Muslim feelings worldwide and bring further chaos and instability to the region.
Criticism poured in from Tehran to Ankara to war-ravaged Syria, reflecting the anxiety ahead of the announcement which upends decades of U.S. policy and risks potentially violent protests. U.S. officials say Trump will instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.
Speaking on condition of anonymity Tuesday because they were not authorized to publicly preview Trump’s announcement, the officials said they expected a broad statement from Trump about Jerusalem’s status as the “capital of Israel.”
Jerusalem includes the holiest ground in Judaism. But it’s also home to Islam’s third-holiest shrine and major Christian sites, and forms the combustible center of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Any perceived harm to Muslim claims to the city has triggered volatile protests in the past, both in the Holy Land and across the Muslim world. In Beirut, a few hundred Palestinian refugees staged a protest in the narrow streets of the Bourj al-Barajneh camp, some of them chanting “Trump, you are mad.”
These are the same people who teach their children to hate and kill Jews, Christians, and anyone who doesn’t embrace their Islamic jihadist ideology. Imagine this, no one restricts Muslims from visiting the Dome of the Rock, but they prevent others from being there. In Saudi Arabia, non-Muslims, infidels, are prevented from being in the cities of Mecca and Medina…the number one and two “holiest” sites in Islam.
So, I just have to ask, Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot? Here we have the most evident case of what I’ve always presented: “when tolerance becomes a one way street, it leads to cultural suicide.” The foolish revisionist history that the progressive socialist left and Islamo-fascists spew that prior to 1948 there was never an Israel is absurd, and truly dangerous. This must end, and the United States must no longer cower and acquiesce to those who threaten and advocate violence as a means to achieve their goals.
The venerable Islamic terror group Hamas, whose charter calls for the eradication of Israel, has declared a “day of rage.” Now, does that sound like people who want a peace process, or a grown-up version of a spoiled child throwing a temper tantrum? I say the latter, and we certainly can’t have a viable foreign policy discussion with grown-up brats…who are armed.
President Donald Trump did the right thing, and anyone disagreeing is seeking a reason for violence, or a coward that cannot be trusted to lead because they’d rather bow and be on their knees acquiescing to violence. We’ve been held hostage as a nation long enough by this 7th century ideology.
There has been a very well engaged system of propaganda that has led to this point.
“We came here to tell Trump that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine,” said Nada Adlouni, a Palestinian refugee. Two leading Lebanese newspapers issued front page rebukes to Trump over his expected announcement. The An-Nahar newspaper compared the U.S. president to the late British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, who a hundred years ago famously promised Palestine as a national home to the Jewish People, in what is known as the Balfour declaration. The paper’s Wednesday headline read: “Trump, Balfour of the century, gifts Jerusalem to Israel.” The English-language Daily Star newspaper published a full-page photo of the Old City of Jerusalem capped by the Dome of the Rock beneath the headline: “No offense Mr. President, Jerusalem is the capital of PALESTINE.”
Palestine is a region, just like the term Levant. The origin of the word Palestine came from the Roman Emperor Hadrian, Palaestinia. The Romans also renamed Jerusalem as Aeolia Capitolina…I guess the Italians can lay claim to Jerusalem as well. The fact is simple: Jerusalem was, is, and always has been the rightful capital of the Jewish people, Israel. Any dismissal of that fact is rooted in ignorance, and delusion…which are two very integral ingredients in the mindset of Islamo-fascists and Islamic jihadists.
And finally, I have a little suggestion to those purveyors of violence.
This weekend go and watch the movie “Waterboy” so you can learn what “open up a can of whoop ass” means. Your guy Obama, the Islamist sympathizer, is not here anymore.