“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Mr. Trump said from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.” [New York Times]
TRUMP GIVES a lesson on how not to lead. Is there anything this man can do that doesn’t divide people?
The irony is that all the drama the president has stirred up won’t move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is only supposed to manifest after negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians.
Mr. Trump doesn’t fully grasp what his public proclamation means to people who are emotional about Jerusalem. He has delighted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but infuriated the world, especially Israel’s neighbors.
Saudi King Salman is against the move and told President Trump how he felt.
The United States Consulate General in Jerusalem won’t allow government employees to visit the Old City or Bethlehem during the Christmas holiday.
Palestinians involved in “making peace” said the two-state solution is now impossible.
I’m sure Jared Kushner can solve these problems.