U.N. Hands Down Brutal Jerusalem Decision Statement Sure To Make Donald Panic

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The president takes his allies for granted, which became painfully obvious when one of them refused to follow his lead. Donald Trump unilaterally decided to decree Jerusalem Israel’s capital on the advice of his son-in-law and top adviser, Jared Kushner. The man sitting in the Oval Office really stepped in it this time.

It is not clear why Trump tries to alienate the countries that have been the U.S.’ closest allies for ages. He insulted Germany’s Prime Minister Angela Merkel by refusing to shake her hand and had an argument with Australia’s president during their first conversation.

Our fearless leader even appeared to almost knock over the newest world leader member of the NATO Summit. He was in a big rush to reach the front line for the photo op. Other countries do not like him, and with good reason. Maybe he believes he is king of the world.

The president recently touched a light to the already explosive Middle East when he unilaterally decided to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Not only that, he claimed the U.S. would build a new embassy, moving the current one from Tel Aviv. That is when Trump lost support from some important allies.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused the U.S. of intimidation:

‘We see that the United States, which was left alone, is now resorting to threats. No honourable, dignified country would bow down to this pressure.’

The reason Trump’s declaration created a problem is that three major religions hold Jerusalem as their holy site: Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. When other countries carved Israel out of Palestine in 1947, Palestinians lost a great deal. Others thought the result would be a two-state solution, but that has not worked out.

Instead, in 1967,  Israel went to battle in the 6 Day War and illegally occupied the West Bank from Jordan, which includes East Jerusalem, Golan Heights from Syria, and Sinai and Gaza from Egypt. Since then, conservative Jewish settlers have been encroaching on the West Bank.

One senior diplomat told the BBC that Trump was set on the new Israeli capital, but he did not believe that Washington would cut off aid to countries it supports.¬†Like a stubborn old man, he told our country’s State Department to stat plans to move its embassy.

Haley said that the resolution was an insult, and the president would take it very personally, the BBC reported:

‘The president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those countries who voted against us. We will take note of each and every vote on this issue.The president’s announcement does not affect final status negotiations in any way, including the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem. The president also made sure to support the status quo of Jerusalem’s holy sites.

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki and his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, accused the U.S. of intimidation:

‘We see that the United States, which was left alone, is now resorting to threats. No honourable, dignified country would bow down to this pressure.’

Shortly after the vote was taken, Canada voted for the U.N. General Assembly’s (UNGA) resolution:

‘BREAKING: Canada considered voting against the UNGA resolution on Trump’s Jerusalem announcement but changed vote to abstention after hearing Trump’s threats in order to not perceived as a US puppet, Western diplomats tell me.’

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