A Zionist narrative? Okay, let's see, it was the Arabs that attacked Israel in 1947, trying to annihilate its very right to exist. And before we give any pure motives to these invading armies like they were trying to free Palestine, you should know it was a blatant land grab and had nothing to do with the Palestinians. Whatever they took they intended to keep. Since then the Arabs have attempted to destroy Israel multiple times. A billion Arabs to a few million Israelis. No, Israel is simply trying to exist and no amount of twisting the fact can change that.
For me this one of those issues that could be better left to those involved to work out but not Trump, he made this one of his campaign promises. rolleyes.
Well, it’s all about recognizing what Israel has from the start- Jerusalem is the capital. Russia already has acknowledged this fact, and the USA would ratify it even further by moving its embassy there. All the Arab states do, day after day, is threaten violence when someone goes against their wishes. This is nothing new and never changes In over 1400 years.
Because it would be a political statement of immense value, if the USA were to move it. The fact they have it in Tel Aviv shows that they were not fully supportive of Israel's claims that the Arabs invaded in '48 and seized the land in war, then expelled or killed all the non-Arabs there. It wasn't until '67 when Israel took it back after being attacked again by Arab armies that the Jews were allowed to live in their own homes. Jerusalem has always been the capital of Israel, both politically and religiously, and having other countries ratify that fact makes it have more weight in the Arab-dominated UN and elsewhere.
President Trump will begin process of moving the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, officials say. The plan to move the embassy is one of the most consequential foreign policy decisions of Trump's presidency so far and could potentially complicate peace efforts in the Middle East. Until the new embassy opens, Trump will continue to waive the Jerusalem Embassy Act. Ref. USAToday.
President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.
"I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said from the White House's Diplomatic Reception Room. "After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians."
The move signaled a willingness on Trump's part to prioritize fulfilling a campaign promise over the consensus among US allies in the region and beyond that the decision could stymie the peace process and increase security risks in a region that is already on edge. Ref. CNN.