'Trump to forge ahead with Jerusalem embassy move despite opposition'

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    'Trump to forge ahead with Jerusalem embassy move despite opposition'
    10 January 2017 17:06
    US President-elect Donald Trump's team has reportedly informed regional allies of the plans.
    The US embassy in Tel Aviv. (photo credit:REUTERS)

    The incoming Trump administration plans to move ahead with its plans to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem regardless of criticism from Arab nations, CNN reported Monday. According to the report, US President-elect Donald Trump's team has informed regional allies of the plans.

    CNN cited unnamed Israeli officials as speculating that the move could be announced as early as May 24, on the Israeli holiday "Jerusalem Day" that marks the reunification of the capital in the 1967 Six Day War. The report emerged after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a letter to Trump urging him not to relocate his country’s embassy in Israel when he assumes office.

    “The president asked the American president-elect to not take this step [moving the embassy], as it will have destructive consequences on the peace process, the two state solution and the safety and security of the region,” official PA news site Wafa reported on Monday, paraphrasing Abbas’s letter. Wafa did not specify exactly when the letter was sent to Trump.

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  2. ShilohRose

    ShilohRose Well-Known Member

    I hope he does this!
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  3. duckdogger

    duckdogger Well-Known Member

    Please Father, let it happen.
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  4. Hol

    Hol Worships Him

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  5. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    I hope so, but the pressure is going to be immense not to.
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  6. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    Don't wait until May.
    I'll help pack.
  7. Celery7

    Celery7 Well-Known Member

    May? He's gotta do it sooner.
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  8. Timna

    Timna Well-Known Member

    Trump though responds very differently to pressure, at least so far, than the career politicians, so it will be interesting to see if he upsets the globalist/elitist applecart, on Jerusalem.
  9. Kris762

    Kris762 Well-Known Member

    Give him time, an Embassy takes substantial time to construct, especially one that's going to be built in Jerusalem which will require heavy security systems and personnel.
  10. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

  11. greg64

    greg64 Well-Known Member

    The current presidential waiver expires in May, but given Obama's recent actions at the UN, I wonder if Congress could finally pass a version of the bill without the waiver? They tried a few years ago, but it died in committee.
  12. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    I doubt if there is anything suitable to rent. An Embassy is more like a compound/campus not just and office building and as Kris said there is a great deal of security, (comms and a whole host of personnel) to keep safe and secure.
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  13. Everlasting Life

    Everlasting Life Through Faith in Jesus

    Yes, he's one to forge ahead, not really worrying about the status quo, you can see it with his treatment of the press.

    In reading about him this year he's got a history of bucking the system so to speak. While in Florida he was a major force in overturning the social structures there and allowing Jewish and also African Americans to become part of his Palm Beach private club at his Mar-a-Lago estate. There was an unspoken rule to reject these people in the other clubs in Palm Beach.....a passive aggressive action to marginalize. Trump would have nothing to do with that.


    Prior to Trump’s arrival, other clubs in the Pa[l]m Beach area “had long barred Jews and African Americans — which is to say they practiced a quiet but steely racism,” wrote Jeffrey Lord on The American Spectator.

    “He put the light on Palm Beach,” said Abe Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. “Not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. It has an impact.”

    Trump went further, asking the town council to lift the existing restrictions on the club, and sending them a copy of, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner,” a film whose characters defy the race-based discrimination of the day.

    The town council would not budge, leading Trump to file a $100 million lawsuit alleging the town was “discriminating against Mar-a-Lago, in part because it is open to Jews and African Americans,” reported The American Spectator.

    According to the Washington Post, this was a 30 year battle, showing the long term, immovable determination of Trump. It also shows actions on his part to do the right thing.

    I did watch an expose on t.v. about the previous two candidates for presidency (with a grain of salt) and while the show negatively casted Trump as a sort of alone and outside of the inner circle of who's who in the world, my thought was that would actually be a strength on his part in that he may not be so easily influenced or controlled. It occurred to me that these very characteristics might just be what is needed to buck the systems that Washington D.C. is entrenched in. It also explains the panic being displayed.

    Of course these things are best utilized in the hands of God......praying for our leaders that God's loving will be done through them.
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  14. Kris762

    Kris762 Well-Known Member

  15. Joseph The Carpenter

    Joseph The Carpenter Well-Known Member

    America has a building in Jerusalem that could be used.
  16. Timna

    Timna Well-Known Member

    Since the Repos now have a majority in both houses, that could be a possibility. That would really set the anti-Semitic Demos off, including some of the very liberal American Jews, as well as some Rinos.

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