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    US recognition of Jerusalem

    The Israelis are happy, now what is Trump going to offer the other side ?

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    Very misjudged move in my view.

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    Didn't help the domestic vote either.....I'm sure Twitter will come to life with more idiocy shortly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Didn't help the domestic vote either.....I'm sure Twitter will come to life with more idiocy shortly
    Its actually going over quite well with his base.

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    And now there's a big push on to have all the other major western powers recognize East Jerusalem as the capital if 'Palestine'. I wonder how that will go down in certain quarters if it succeeds. It would certainly be a way to 'stick it' to Trumps unilateral decision. Lots of feathers on the air over this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monash View Post
    And now there's a big push on to have all the other major western powers recognize East Jerusalem as the capital if 'Palestine'. I wonder how that will go down in certain quarters if it succeeds. It would certainly be a way to 'stick it' to Trumps unilateral decision. Lots of feathers on the air over this one.
    That would be upping the ante.

    Trump said jeurasalem, not undivided or east or west. He hasn't taken a position there on purpose. This lack of clarity pointed out by the Israeli right prevents it from being as big a deal as is portrayed.

    If Abbas had taken the same position he would have denied Bibi a domestic coup and himself a loss. Why make it appear more than it actually is

    Several advisors have warned US presidents against such a move saying the entire Arab world will turn against the US. Guess that advice was past its sell by date

    Other than some protests and rhetoric not a single arab country changed or will change its relations with the US

    Trump bet right, he's also betting the Pals will come back to the table, eventually
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    Quote Originally Posted by zraver View Post
    Its actually going over quite well with his base.
    If it was meant to help the domestic vote.....Alabama wasn't impressed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    If it was meant to help the domestic vote.....Alabama wasn't impressed
    Hard to draw too many conclusions given that many were turned off by the candidates alleged behavior. I think that the election was as close as it was speaks volumes. Roughly 47% of Alabama voters would rather have a guy who allegedly as a DA sought out high schoolers to date than his Democrat opponent. I am pretty right wing and even if I was an Alabama voter I probably would have done a write in although given Jone's positions on certain issues I may have held my nose and voted for the creep. Point is I highly doubt Trump's decision on American recognition of Israel's capital mattered at all in that election.

    Quote Originally Posted by Monash View Post
    And now there's a big push on to have all the other major western powers recognize East Jerusalem as the capital if 'Palestine'. I wonder how that will go down in certain quarters if it succeeds. It would certainly be a way to 'stick it' to Trumps unilateral decision. Lots of feathers on the air over this one.
    Hey if they can get their stuff together, more power to them. Let them name any place under their control as their Capital. My thoughts are let Israel decide where their capital is and let Palestine do the same. As long as they control that area I don't think it is our business to tell them where they can or cannot have their capitals.

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