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CUTTING THE GORDIAN KNOT - TRUMP SHOULD RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS CAPITAL OF ISRAEL [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-12-5 13:53:07 |Display all floors
It is time.

Peace on earth to men of goodwill.

As in the historical example of the infant whom the false mother wants to cut into two so that she may have her share, the real mother will never allow her infant to be divided, and is willing to face the dilemma of having all of it or none of it, whatever the price may be.  By taking the challenge, the real mother, Israel, affirms her moral right to the baby.  It is time for Trump to recognize all of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.








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Post time 2017-12-5 14:18:52 |Display all floors
Except Trump, is there anything else in your mind?

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According to historical records Jerusalem was part of Israel until the Assyrians, and then the Babylonians, plundered Israel and scattered the people abroad. Later on the Greeks and the Romans came. However, there has always been Israelites in that area all the while, though many were scattered elsewhere.

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Israel is one country I am willing to defend; I lived there for 1.5 years and have extremely fond memories.

I love Jerusalem, one of the world's oldest cities at more than 4'000 years. However, I think for Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital under the present circumstances is like pouring gas into a wildfire to extinguish it

Tel Aviv is the city where diplomatic missions are based, not Jerusalem. To shift embassies to Jerusalem we need to wait a couple of generations and see how the Palestinians take to it.

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Post time 2017-12-6 17:54:42 |Display all floors
THE HISTORICAL REALITY THAT JERUSALEM WAS THE UNDIVIDED CAPITAL OF ISRAEL IS INDISPUTABLE. WHY HOLD SUCH INDISPUTABLE REALITY HOSTAGE TO NEGOTIATIONS?  IT SHOULD BE THE OTHER WAY AROUND - NEGOTIATION SHOULD BE HELD HOSTAGE BY REALITY.  IT WAS THE ERROR OF PAST ADMINISTRATIONS TO BELIEVE THE BRITISH, EUROPEAN, OR ROMAN VIEW THAT THE STATUS OF JERUSALEM NEEDS TO BE DETERMINED BY NEGOTIATION, RATHER THAN BY FACTS.  

THE REJECTION OF HISTORICAL FACTS MADE A STRAIGHT-FORWARD SITUATION TURN INTO AN UNSTABLE ONE.

The Palestinians will be better off with their own undivided capital, away from Jerusalem, where they can meet and build to their hearts' content, instead of always fearing their being booted out of the land that belongs to the people of Israel.  Those who encourage them to lie and live on the good graces of their European backers are the ones depriving them of true independence.  No lies, no excuses, no fear, no shame, and no tears.

Trump should not dilute his position on Jerusalem for any reason.  He should call a spade, a spade.  He must declare that Jerusalem is historically the undivided capital of Israel.  The Palestine Territory of Britain was renamed Jordan, making it look like the Palestinians have no land to call their own, but that is where the Palestinian people should call their home, and this area is many times bigger than Israel.  So why not?

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THE HISTORICAL REALITY THAT JERUSALEM WAS THE UNDIVIDED CAPITAL OF ISRAEL IS INDISPUTABLE.  WHY HOLD ...



The "historical reality" - but what about the imperatives of the present? In historic times there were no 1 billion enemies to the Jewish state.

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Post time 2017-12-7 14:39:07 |Display all floors
Now that Trump has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the issues in the Middle East can be more easily resolved.  It was the rejection of this fact that made peace impossible.  Now, both sides can discuss how to live together in peace and in harmony.

For his part, Trump has saved America from being subverted by forces that sought to forestall his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  They were going after him by hook or by crook.  He was one step ahead of them, and they have lost all reason to try to remove him, henceforth.

Notice the source of the Dossier, British, the media opposing his candidacy and interfering with the US election was British, and even recently, the open attack by May on Trump for calling to attention the atrocities of radical Islamic terrorists, again British.  By rejecting the "guidance" of the UK on the matters of Israel, Crimea, and Korea, Trump has saved thousands of lives that would otherwise have been lost in futile military operations.  Trump has made an indelible mark on world history, whatever else he does from here on.  This is the turning point.  The true Pivot was not in Asia, but in Jerusalem.  When the focus is right, the entire perspective is clear.

It is time for Trump and Kim to sit down and talk.  Just talk.  Before any hostilities, just talk.  If talking buys time for peace, and saves millions of lives, it would be a sin to refuse to talk.  Kim should likewise repent of his intransigence, and sit down and talk with Trump.  Only by talking with each other can the real, hard, important issues be resolved.

War is a dead end street.  Nobody comes out of it a real winner.  A victor, maybe, but a winner, not really.

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