Abbas: Trump’s Jerusalem announcement ‘serious crime’ | JerusalemOnline

The Palestinian leader said on Wednesday that the US has ended its role in the peace process, saying peace will not exist without a recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.

Source: Abbas: Trump’s Jerusalem announcement ‘serious crime’ | JerusalemOnline

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PRESIDENT TRUMP’S RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM SPARKS NEW TALKS ON THE BUILDING OF THE THIRD JEWISH TEMPLE

“There have been amazing advances towards bringing the Temple this year. It was clear that Trump was part of that process, guided by Hashem (God),” Fried declared. He is hardly alone in his jubilation about the possibilities of rebuilding a Temple last destroyed in A.D. 70 – 1,948 years ago. “The prophets’ words of prophecy are coming forth from the Bible and becoming facts right before our eyes,” said Likud lawmaker and prominent Temple Mount movement figure Yehuda Glick.
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WHILE MUSLIMS JEER, ISRAELIS CHEER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S JERUSALEM DECLARATION, PROMPTING JEWISH RELIGIOUS ACTIVISTS TO SUGGEST BUILDING THE THIRD TEMPLE IS CLOSER TO REALITY THAN EVER BEFORE.

“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Daniel 9:27 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: When I first started studying prophecy and heard people talk about the coming Third Temple in Jerusalem, it used to excite me to think we might be the generation that actually sees that happen. But the more I studied and learned how to rightly divide the Scriptures as Paul tells us to do, the more it became apparent that the next Jewish Temple will not house the Holy Spirit, but Antichrist. Jesus warns about that in Matthew 24, Daniel warns about that in chapter 9, and John in Revelation tells us that Jerusalem will be seen as “Sodom and Egypt” by God in the time of Jacob’s trouble. 

“What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of organizations working towards making the Third Temple a reality.

He added, “This necessarily had to come from a non-Jew in order to bring them into the process, so they will be able to take their part in the Temple.” Fried sees Trump’s role similar to the one played by Cyrus, the Persian king who ended the Babylonian exile and helped build the Second Jewish Temple.

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“THERE HAVE BEEN AMAZING ADVANCES TOWARDS BRINGING THE TEMPLE THIS YEAR. IT WAS CLEAR THAT TRUMP WAS PART OF THAT PROCESS, GUIDED BY HASHEM (GOD),” FRIED DECLARED.

He is hardly alone in his jubilation about the possibilities of rebuilding a Temple last destroyed in A.D. 70 – 1,948 years ago.

“The prophets’ words of prophecy are coming forth from the Bible and becoming facts right before our eyes,” said Likud lawmaker and prominent Temple Mount movement figure Yehuda Glick.

Quoting from the opening words of the book of Lamentations, in a reference to Jerusalem, Glick noted that once Jeremiah had wept, crying “How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!” Lamentations 1:1 (KJV)

But the rise of the state of Israel, coupled with Trump’s declaration, have now changed all that, Glick suggests: “So, Mister Jeremiah, I’m sending you a WhatsApp: ‘Jerusalem is no longer alone like a widow. Jerusalem is recognized as the capital of the Jewish People.’”

Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, was cautiously optimistic.

“One year ago, the Sanhedrin called on Trump to build the Temple as Cyrus did 2,000 years ago,” Weiss said. “He has clearly moved in this direction but there is still a long way to go and many pitfalls that could prevent that from happening. Trump is facing enormous political pressures. The borders of Jerusalem are still open to negotiation. The Temple Mount is still not a settled issue and the United Nations is working hard at trying to convince the world the Jews have no place there. If Trump is to succeed, the Jews have to come together in unity in order for him to remain strong.”

YAKOV HAYMAN, THE UNITED TEMPLE MOVEMENT CHAIRMAN, ALSO SAW TRUMP’S STATEMENT AS PART OF A MAJOR SHIFT IN MODERN HISTORY FOR ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE.

He said, “1917 was the Balfour Declaration establishing Israel for the nations, 2017 was Trump’s declaration.”

“WHEN JEWS AND NON-JEWS GO UP EN MASSE, THE TEMPLE IS INEVITABLE,” HAYMAN ADDED. “THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL ARE RETURNING TO THEIR ROOTS WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY THE NON-JEWS OF THE WORLD ARE REALIZING THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR CLAIM TO THE TEMPLE MOUNT AND OUR RIGHT TO BUILD A JEWISH TEMPLE AS A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL NATIONS. THESE PROCESSES ARE CODEPENDENT. IT DEPENDS ON THE JEWS, OUR ACTIONS, BUT THE NON-JEWS ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE PROCESS. OUR TASK IS TO ACT AS PRIESTS TO MAKE THE WHOLE WORLD HOLY,” HAYMAN SAID, CITING VERSE 19:6 IN THE BOOK OF EXODUS: “AND YE SHALL BE UNTO ME A KINGDOM OF PRIESTS, AND AN HOLY NATION. THESE ARE THE WORDS WHICH THOU SHALT SPEAK UNTO THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL.”

He added: “That will only happen in a Temple in Jerusalem,” he emphasized. “The next step, the most important step, must be taken by the Jews. We need to begin going up to the Temple Mount is massive numbers. Once we do that, the Temple is the next inevitable step.”

Glick said: “Just as I’ve said that the State of Israel is a miracle, one of the greatest of miracles, it seems to me that the fact that hundreds of millions of people, Christians, recognize Israel, is another stage in the miracle.”

“There is something very special and holy in Trump,” added Hayman. “Sometimes, he appears coarse and not connected to religion, but every time he addresses the nation he speaks about God. Last night, he said his motivation for recognizing was Jerusalem was because it was the right thing to do. That is precisely how a leader guided by God should speak.” source

Biblical Numerology and Torah Codes Reveal Messianic Trump-Cyrus Connection

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz December 11, 2017 , 12:30 pm

“Thus said Hashem to Cyrus, His anointed one— Whose right hand He has grasped, treading down nations before him, ungirding the loins of kings, opening doors before him and letting no gate stay shut.” Isaiah 45:1 (The Israel Bible™)

Many have seen similarities between the Biblical King Cyrus and President Donald Trump. (Breaking Israel News)

Connections between the US president and Persian King Cyrus, recently strengthened by President Donald Trump’s landmark speech acknowledging Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, have deep roots in Bible Codes and Biblical numerology which link both men to the coming of the Messiah.

President Trump is similar to Cyrus in a number of observable ways, rabbis and commentators have noted. Though separated by 2,500 years, both men rule the greatest nation of their respective eras. Cyrus, like Trump, was powerful and rich but not at all devout. And like Cyrus, Trump supports Jewish national aspirations. Now, a Messianic connection has come to light.

The mysterious ties between Trump, Cyrus, and the Messiah are revealed through two mystical methods of understanding the Torah. Hebrew numerology, known as Gematria, gives Hebrew letters and words numerical values which uncover hidden meanings, while Bible Codes search the Torah for secret patterns and connections.

Cyrus’s connection to the Messiah is found in the Book of Isaiah. The Persian king is the only non-Jewish leader to be referred to in the Bible as Moshiach, literally ‘His anointed one’. The word for ‘anointed one’ in Hebrew is ‘Moshiach’ (משיח), which means “Messiah”.

Thus said Hashem to Cyrus, His anointed one— Whose right hand He has grasped, treading down nations before him, ungirding the loins of kings, opening doors before him and letting no gate stay shut. Isaiah 45:1

Trump’s connection is found through Gematria. Using the method to break down the value of Hebrew letters, Donald Trump’s name in Hebrew (דונלד טראמפ) equals 424 – which is also the numerical equivalent of ‘Moshiach for the House of David’ (משיח בן דוד).

Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, a Bible codes expert, also discovered Trump ties to Cyrus and Messiah within the codes. One week after the 2016 elections, Rabbi Glazerson produced a video in which he described clues found in Leviticus.

Rabbi Glazerson found the words ‘D. Trump’ and ‘president of the USA’ adjacent to the word ‘Koresh’ (‘Cyrus’ in Hebrew). All of these words were adjacent to the word ‘Moshiach’, used in that instance explicitly as a characteristic of an anointed priest.

And the anointed (moshiach) kohen shall take some of the bull’s blood and bring it into the Tent of Meeting. Leviticus 4:5

“Definitely Trump is not Moshiach,” Rabbi Glazerson cautioned, explaining the unique connection.

“Koresh was called Moshiach because he helped the Jews to settle Israel and to start building the Second Temple. Trump is like Koresh because he is supposed to help the Jews in Israel, maybe to build the Temple.”

The Trump-Cyrus connection was acknowledged even before the election by many Evangelical Christians who supportedTrump’s campaign promise to establish Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Evangelical speaker Lance Wallnau wrote a best-selling book on the subject titled God’s Chaos Candidate.

“It’s not a normal election and so we almost need a different kind of candidate,” Wallanu said in an interview with CBN News just before the election. “Trump has the Cyrus anointing to navigate in chaos. [Cyrus] came in, this king, as a secular ruler and decreed for the building of the house of the Lord. He literally made it possible for the Jews to end the captivity.”

Wallanu pointed out that as the 45th president of the United States, Trump would embody the 45th chapter of Isaiah, in which Persian King Cyrus rebuilds the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

Trump has personally embraced the connection with the Persian king. In March, President Trump issued an officialstatement on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year, in which he quoted King Cyrus.

“[F]reedom, dignity, and wealth together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity. If you bequeath all three to your people, their love for you will never die,” the quote read.

After President Trump’s historic announcement last Wednesday, approximately 250 Israeli rabbis signed a letter of gratitude initiated by Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu, Chief Rabbi of Tzfat. In an interview with Israel National News, Rabbi Eliyahu explained that his motives for sending the letter were actuated by comparisons between the American president and Cyrus.

“We mentioned to him in the letter that when [the Prophet] Nehemiah came to Cyrus, to establish Jerusalem, to strengthen and fortify its position, all kinds of people of little faith stood among the gentiles and – to our shame – from the elite of our own people, and sought to stop this,” Rabbi Eliyahu said.

“But [Cyrus] was determined to do God’s will and the designs of the other people collapsed, and eventually they too understood that God’s will would be done.”

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Last year, the nascent Sanhedrin felt the connection between Trump and Cyrus was so strong that it sent a letter to the newly elected president calling on him to build the Temple. In light of Trump’s recent declaration concerning Jerusalem, the Sanhedrin acknowledges this connection has materialized, but is cautious of how this will play out in the current political environment.

“Cyrus’ actions would have been pointless, would have been forgotten in history, had they not culminated in the Second Temple,” Rabbi Weiss pointed out to Breaking Israel News. “Trump did not do this.”

“If he leaves us without the Temple Mount then his grand announcement amounts to nothing and will actually cause great harm,” the rabbi warned. “The United Nations and the Palestinians cunningly refer to East Jerusalem in order to hide their true intentions of leaving Israel without their true capital. President Trump said he was establishing the capital of Israel, and this absolutely must be based around the Temple.

“If Trump, like Cyrus, helps reestablish the Temple, it will strengthen America, just as Cyrus established a powerful and flourishing empire after taking part in building the Temple.”

 

RIOTS OVER JERUSALEM SPREAD TO INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA AS HAMAS PROMISES VIOLENCE FROM GAZA STRIP

Furious protesters have joined rallies around the world after terror group Hamas called for a “day of rage” in response to the US President’s announcement. Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies outside the countries’ US embassies with Malaysia’s sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin threatening “the world will rise against the United States”.
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RIOTS SPARKED BY DONALD TRUMP’S PROVOCATIVE MOVE TO RECOGNIZE THE HOLY CITY OF JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL HAVE SPREAD TO INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA.

“Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 14:21 (KJV)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The conflict between Israel and the Canaanites, commonly known today as the Palestinians, does not now nor has ever been about creating “two states” where both peoples can live “side by side”. It has always been and will always be about who has the right to claim Jerusalem as their capital, specifically East Jerusalem where the Temple Mount is located. The prophet Zechariah, prophesying about life in the Millennial Kingdom when Jesus returns to rule for 1,000 years at the Second Coming, sees a one state solution without a Palestinian anywhere to be found. The Battle of Armageddon will be fought over who controls Jerusalem, Antichrist or Jesus Christ. Guess who wins?

Furious protesters have joined rallies around the world after terror group Hamas called for a “day of rage” in response to the US President’s announcement. Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia joined rallies outside the countries’ US embassies with Malaysia’s sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin threatening “the world will rise against the United States”.

Hundreds have also taken part in protests in Iran with state TV airing footage of marchers chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” while holding up Palestinian flags and banners. Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which runs the Gaza Strip, has called for a “day of rage” with its leader Ismail Haniya said a new upraising should be launched.

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Hundreds more police officers have been deployed in Jerusalem’s Old City today with further conflicts feared. Thursday saw clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops in cities throughout the West Bank – including the holy city of Bethlehem – with at least 16 Palestinians wounded. Early reports suggested injuries were mostly from tear gas and rubber bullets, but at least one demonstrator was hurt by live fire.

TRUMP’S ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MET BY AN MAJOR DIPLOMATIC BACKLASH AS ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU LAVISHED PRAISE ON THE PRESIDENT.

EU diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said the decision could take the region “backwards to even darker times”. While Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was “deeply concerned” and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said it would put the region in a “ring of fire”.

DONALD TRUMP’S RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL SPURS OUTRAGE:

The United Nations Security Council will meet later today to discuss Trump’s announcement. Unrest looks set to continue with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas threatening to refuse to meet US Vice President Mike Pence when he visits the region later this month.

In Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, called for a mass demonstration on Monday while protests are also planned in Turkey and Malaysia. Demonstrations have even been seen in the US with several hundred protesters taking to the street in Chicago chanting “free Palestine”. source

“Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.” Isaiah 10:12 (KJV)

DAYS OF RAGE: ARABS, THE UN AND ALL OF EUROPE REJECT TRUMP’S RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

France rejected the “unilateral” decision while appealing for calm in the region. Britain said the move would not help peace efforts and Jerusalem should ultimately be shared by Israel and a future Palestinian state. Germany said Jerusalem’s status could only be resolved on the basis of a two-state solution.
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ARABS AND MUSLIMS ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST ON WEDNESDAY CONDEMNED THE U.S. RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL AS AN INCENDIARY MOVE IN A VOLATILE REGION AND PALESTINIANS SAID WASHINGTON WAS ABANDONING ITS LEADING ROLE AS A PEACE MEDIATOR.

“For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.” Zechariah 14:2 (KJV)

EDITOR’S  NOTE: President Trump yesterday committed the unpardonable crime of recognizing that Jerusalem, mentioned 811 times in the King James Bible, is the capital of Israel as the Bible says it is. His announcement has set off a firestorm of protest not just in the Muslim world, but in all of the European Union as well. If you thought that antisemitism died with Hitler’s Germany, you’re very much mistaken. The Bible says that “all the world” in the time of Jacob’s trouble, will come against Israel under Antichrist. We are watching a little foretaste of that right now. Thank God that saved believers get out of here in the Rapture of the Church before that all comes down. I wonder which nation or nations will come against Israel right here and now in protest of Trump’s bold announcement? Watch and see what will be with the “burdensome stone” that is Jerusalem.

The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm at U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and its repercussions for any chances of reviving Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking.

Major U.S. allies came out against Trump’s reversal of decades of U.S. and broad international policy on Jerusalem.

France rejected the “unilateral” decision while appealing for calm in the region. Britain said the move would not help peace efforts and Jerusalem should ultimately be shared by Israel and a future Palestinian state. Germany said Jerusalem’s status could only be resolved on the basis of a two-state solution.

Israel, by contrast, applauded Trump’s move. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a pre-recorded video message that it was “an important step towards peace” and it was “our goal from Israel’s first day”.

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He added that any peace accord with the Palestinians would have to include Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and he urged other countries to follow Trump’s example.

TRUMP UPENDED DECADES OF U.S. POLICY IN DEFIANCE OF WARNINGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT THE GESTURE RISKS AGGRAVATING CONFLICT IN THE TINDERBOX MIDDLE EAST.

The status of Jerusalem is home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths. Its eastern sector was captured by Israel in a 1967 war and annexed in a move not recognized internationally. Palestinians claim East Jerusalem for the capital of an independent state they seek.

Israel deems Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital dating to antiquity, and its status is one of the thorniest barriers to a lasting Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a pre-recorded speech, said Jerusalem was the “eternal capital of the State of Palestine” and that Trump’s move was “tantamount to the United States abdicating its role as a peace mediator.”

The last round of U.S.-brokered talks foundered in 2014 over issues including Israeli settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank and Israeli accusations of Palestinian incitement to violence and refusal to recognise it as a Jewish state.

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, which has dominated Gaza since soon after Israel ended a 38-year occupation in 2005, said Trump had committed a “flagrant aggression against the Palestinian people”. Hamas urged Arabs and Muslims to “undermine U.S. interests in the region” and to “shun Israel”.

Protests broke out in parts of Jordan’s capital Amman inhabited by Palestinian refugees, with youths chanting anti-American slogans. In the Baqaa refugee camp on Amman’s outskirts, hundreds roamed the streets denouncing Trump and urging Jordan to scrap its 1994 peace treaty with Israel. “Down with America…America is the mother of terror,” they chanted.

Angry Palestinians switched off Christmas lights at Jesus’ traditional birthplace in the West Bank town of Bethlehem and in Ramallah. A tree adorned with lights outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, where Christians believe Jesus was born, and another in Ramallah, next to the grave of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, were plunged into darkness.

All Palestinian factions called for a general strike and protest rallies at midday on Thursday.

THE SAUDI ROYAL COURT ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THAT THE KINGDOM FOLLOWED “WITH DEEP SORROW” TRUMP’S DECISION AND WARNED OF “DANGEROUS CONSEQUENCES OF MOVING THE U.S. EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM”.

The statement described the move as “a big step back in efforts to advance the peace process”, and urged the U.S. administration to reverse its decision and adhere to international will.

Egypt, which forged the first Arab peace deal with Israel in 1979, brushed off Trump’s decision and said it did not change Jerusalem’s disputed legal status. Jordan said Trump’s action was “legally null” because it consolidated Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem.

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said Trump’s Jerusalem decision was dangerous and threatened the credibility of the United States as a broker of Middle East peace. He said the move would put back the peace process by decades and threatened regional stability and perhaps global stability.

Qatar’s foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, said Trump’s undertaking was a “death sentence for all who seek peace” and called it “a dangerous escalation”. Turkey said Trump’s move was “irresponsible”.

“We call upon the U.S. Administration to reconsider this faulty decision which may result in highly negative outcomes and to avoid uncalculated steps that will harm the multicultural identity and historical status of Jerusalem,” the Turkish foreign ministry said in a statement.

A few hundred protesters gathered outside the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said. The protest was largely peaceful, though some of the demonstrators threw coins and other objects at the consulate.

IRAN “SERIOUSLY CONDEMNS” TRUMP’S MOVE AS IT VIOLATES U.N. RESOLUTIONS ON THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT, STATE MEDIA REPORTED. SUPREME LEADER AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI SAID EARLIER IN THE DAY THAT THE UNITED STATES WAS TRYING TO DESTABILIZE THE REGION AND START A WAR TO PROTECT ISRAEL’S SECURITY.

IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, THE LEADERS OF MUSLIM-MAJORITY INDONESIA AND MALAYSIA DENOUNCED TRUMP’S ACTION.

“This can rock global security and stability,” Indonesian President Joko Widodo, leader of the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, told a news conference in which he called for the United States to reconsider its decision.

British Prime Minister Theresa May disagreed with Trump’s embrace of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital before a final-status agreement as this was unlikely to help nurture peace in the region, her spokesman said.

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However, May’s spokesman welcomed Trump’s stated wish to end the conflict and his acknowledgement that the final status of Jerusalem, including boundaries within the city, must be subject to negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON SAID HE DID NOT SUPPORT TRUMP’S “UNILATERAL” MOVE.

“The status of Jerusalem is a question of international security that concerns the entire international community. The status of Jerusalem must be determined by Israelis and Palestinians in the framework of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations,” Macron told reporters in Algiers.

“France and Europe are attached to a two-state solution – Israel and Palestine – living side by side in peace and security within recognised international borders with Jerusalem the capital of both states,” he said.

“For now, I urge for calm and for everyone to be responsible. We must avoid at all costs avoid violence and foster dialogue,” he said.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was no alternative to a two-state solution and Jerusalem was a final-status matter only to be settled through direct talks.

“I have consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians,” Guterres said. “I will do everything in my power to support the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to return to meaningful negotiations.” source

Kushner claims peace between Israel, Palestinians is attainable

Today, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner spoke about the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians and referred to the rumors that Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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In light of reports that US President Donald Trump is expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his son-in-law and senior-level adviser Jared Kushner spoke at the Saban Forum and stated that Trump is still examining the issue and is expected to make a decision soon.

Kushner also discussed the peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. “The president has a very long career of accomplishing things that a lot of people think are impossible,” he stated. “We’re focused on what happens after an agreement – how do you create a better environment down the road.” Kushner clarified that his team listens to both sides equally to understand “what their views and red lines are.”

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Trump’s son-in-law spoke about Iran: “If you look at the last years before we came into office, a lot of countries felt Iran was being emboldened and there was no check on their aggression. The president has been very clear about his intentions on this issue and going to Saudi Arabia and laying out a priority of fighting Iran’s aggression was significant.”

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“A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people,” he added. “Many countries in the region see Israel as a much more likely ally than it was twenty years ago because of Iran.”

Jerusalem Is About To Become A Cup Of Trembling As Trump Considers Historic Move

News Image By Michael Snyder/End Of The American Dream December 01, 2017


Is President Trump about to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?   If so, this would be one of the most historic events to happen in the Middle East in a very long time.
Needless to say, the government of Israel would be absolutely thrilled by such a move, while the Palestinians and Israel’s neighbors would not be pleased at all.
In fact, some Palestinians have suggested that if the Trump administration actually moves the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem that it could spark widespread violence or even war.
But Donald Trump promised that he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during the campaign, and it looks like he intends to keep his word…
A senior U.S. administration official said on Thursday that President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel without moving the embassy to the Israeli capital, at least for the time being.
Trump wants the recognition of Jerusalem to be a gift to Israel on the occasion of its 70th Independence Day, and he may even announce this recognition by means of a statement to be made by Vice President Mike Pence, who will visit Israel in December.
Pence will be visiting Israel next month, and he is scheduled to deliver an address to the Knesset.  If the Trump administration is going to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, it is believed that it may happen at that time.
Israel became a nation in 1948, and so 2018 will be Israel’s 70th anniversary.  There will be independence celebrations throughout the year, and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as we approach this highly significant time would be considered a great gift to the Jewish people.
For the moment, however, the Trump administration will not be moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.  The White House recognizes that such a move could spark violence in the region, and so administration officials are treading carefully…
President Donald Trump and his senior aides are mulling a plan to eventually move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a decision that could derail Trump’s attempts to restart peace talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
A leading option under consideration: temporarily keeping the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv while also outlining a longer-term strategy to begin the process of moving the embassy to Jerusalem, according to two administration officials. The plan is meant to strike a middle ground on the politically treacherous issue.
We shall see how this plays out, but Vice-President Mike Pence sure sounds optimistic that moving the embassy will actually happen.  Earlier this week, he posted the following message on Twitter…
While for the past 20 years, Congress and successive administrations have expressed a willingness to move our embassy, @POTUS Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. #70toIsraelUN
Of course moving the embassy would have very serious ramifications, and without a doubt many those surrounding Trump are advising against such a move…
American intelligence circles may caution Trump against the move, warning of the security-related ramifications that could ensue and danger that it could pose to American embassies around the world.
Rumors of Trump’s planned announcement were met with warnings from Jordan’s King Abdullah II, who said during a visit to the US that “the transfer of the American embassy to Jerusalem at this stage will have repercussions in the Palestinian, Arab and Islamic scene.”
I will be even more blunt.  If the U.S. embassy is moved to Jerusalem, there will definitely be violence, and it could potentially move us closer to armed conflict in the Middle East.
But U.S. policy should never be dictated by threats of violence.  Moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is the right thing to do, and we cannot allow anyone to intimidate us.  In 1995, Congress passed a law that requires the U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem, but ever since then presidents have used “waivers” to delay the move.
The current “waiver” expires on December 1st, and Trump is expected to sign another one at that time.
But even if the U.S. embassy is not moved to Jerusalem any time soon, the truth is that the next major war in the Middle East seems to be getting closer with each passing day.  Just check out some of the things that have happened over the past week…
-Saudi Arabia just intercepted another ballistic missile that was fired from Yemen.  The civil war in Yemen is essentially a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the Saudis hold the Iranians directly responsible whenever a missile is fired toward their territory.
-China has announced that they will be sending “elite troops” into Syria to fight alongside the Syrian army in the ongoing civil war that is raging there.
-Just a few days ago, the Pentagon acknowledged that there are approximately 2,000 U.S. troops currently in Syria working with forces that would like to overthrow the Syrian government.
The Middle East is a tinderbox that could literally erupt at any moment.  Most Americans have absolutely no idea how close we are to a major regional war, and let us pray that one does not happen any time soon.