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Trump Suggests Cutting Aid To Palestine After ‘Taking Jerusalem Off The Table’

Thank you rt.com for fueling more hatred against the west. There are too many reasons to hate Amerika, and they are not the result of what the west stands for, but the result of the scum that infiltrated the country! Trump accusing Palestinians for not wanting peace? That is a new one! How repugnant can Trump get, he is repulsive and only dances to the tune of the Jews. We wonder if protecting evil comes ‘naturally’ to him or he has been blackmailed by his criminal friends? He certainly doesn’t care about the harm he inflicts, what matters to him the most, is that he follows Satan’s orders, kill, kill, kill. Oh Satan! You will burn in hell forever and many of us cannot wait to see that happening. Your filthy influence is clearly seen in many so-called humans today. 

“Trump suggests cutting aid to Palestine after ‘taking Jerusalem off the table’,” Source: rt.com

US President Donald Trump has suggested the US should halt aid to the Palestinian Authority, accusing the Palestinians of being “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel.

After announcing that the US would halt aid to Pakistan because Islamabad is “not doing enough” to combat terrorism, Trump followed up with tweets that the US is getting “no appreciation or respect” from the Palestinians though it sends “hundreds of millions of dollars” a year.

“They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel,” Trump wrote.

“We have taken Jerusalem, the toughest part of the negotiation, off the table,” he added. “But with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?”

Trump’s tweets came just hours after US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced presidential intentions to punish the Palestinians over their refusal to hold negotiations with Israel.

“The President has basically said that he doesn’t want to give any additional funding… until the Palestinians are agreeing to come back to the negotiating table,” Haley said on Tuesday in New York. “We’re trying to move for a peace process, but if that doesn’t happen, the president is not going to continue to fund that situation.”

Since the 1993 Oslo Accords, the US has been among the major donors to the Palestinian Authority (PA), created to manage limited self-governance in parts of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The goal of the aid was to stimulate economic growth in Palestinian territories and build public support for negotiations with Israel.

In 2011, when Washington threatened to cut off the aid because the PA was negotiating a unity government with Hamas considered a terrorist group by both the US and Israel the PA said it was willing to give up the funding.

“Palestinians need American money, but if they use it as a way of pressuring us, we are ready to relinquish that aid,” a spokesman for PA President Mahmoud Abbas said at the time.

Last month, Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and ordered the US embassy to relocate there. Congress passed a law in 1995 ordering the embassy’s relocation, but every president since has signed a waiver delaying its implementation.

Jerusalem was divided between Israel and Jordan under the 1949 armistice, and has been entirely controlled by Israel since June 1967. The UN has not recognized Israel’s annexation of the city, and the Palestinians continue to claim the eastern half of Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

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Israel Indicts Palestinian Teen Activist Ahed Tamimi

These kids cannot be raised in a normal healthy way, because they are constantly seeing the injustice around them. They grow up, with much pain and hatred in their hearts, while this revolting world, continues to look the other way. After all, they are ‘Palestinians’ and don’t have rights, they simply do not deserve to have a normal life. They are treated like animals, like scum, raped, hit and many times shot at. We keep saying that this has to stop, but will it? Or is Palestine just an example of what is coming our way? 

Please inform yourself and read the articles below. Think for a minute … what if the Palestinians were doing this to the Jews? Wouldn’t the world be hearing about it every single day? LET’S HELP GET AHED OUT OF PRISON! 

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“Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi,” Source: aljazeera.com

Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Israeli authorities are seeking 12 charges against Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist filmed slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank.

The teenager was detained on December 19, four days after the video showing her confronting the soldiers outside her family’s home in the village of Nabi Saleh went viral.

The incident occurred moments after Israeli forces had shot Ahed’s 15-year-old cousin point-blank in the face with a rubber bullet. The wounded minor experienced severe internal bleeding and was placed under a medically-induced coma for 72 hours.

Ahed’s 20-year-old cousin Nour, who also appeared in the video, as well as her mother were also arrested soon afterwards.

During a hearing on Monday at Israel’s Ofer military court near Ramallah, Ahed was charged with 12 counts, including allegedly assaulting an Israeli soldier, interfering with a soldier’s duties and two past instances of stone-throwing, according to her lawyer Gabi Laski.

Laski told Al Jazeera that Nariman was also charged with alleged “incitement” for uploading the video on social media, as well as another charge of assault.

The lawyer said that Ahed and Nariman’s charges include alleged old incidents unrelated to the video.

Nour was charged on Sunday for allegedly assaulting a soldier and interfering with a soldier’s duties, said Laski.

The Tamimi family are well-known activists in Nabi Saleh.

While this is the first time Ahed has been detained by Israeli forces, Nariman has been arrested at least five times before.

On Thursday, Manal Tamimi, who is related to the women, was also arrested during a demonstration outside the Ofer detention centre demanding the release of her relatives and Munther Amira, another prominent Palestinian activist in Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem who was arrested last week.

Laski said that she was able to secure the release of Nour and Manal – who has not been charged with a crime. However, the Israeli army’s prosecutors have until Tuesday to appeal the decision.

‘There’s a possibility of her facing a lot of time’

Ahed’s father, Bassem, told Al Jazeera that it was very likely his daughter would be sentenced and imprisoned over the charges.

“They built the case around her specifically to try to keep her in prison as long as they can,” he said.

“I am very worried about my daughter,” added Bassem, who has also been arrested numerous times by Israeli forces.

“Her fate is now in the hands of people who don’t even see Palestinians as full human beings.”

Laski told Al Jazeera that owing to the charges against Ahed, “there’s a possibility of her facing a lot of time”.

She noted that Palestinian teenagers typically face about six-to-nine months in prison for charges over stone-throwing.

Prisoners’ rights group Addameer has reported that stone-throwing is the most common charge levied against Palestinian children. In the occupied West Bank, where Palestinians are governed by Israeli military law, stone-throwing is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

The group says that Israel routinely targets “the youngest and most vulnerable” members of politically active Palestinian families in order to “exert pressure on their family and the entire community to put an end to all social mobilisation.”

Bassem told Al Jazeera that Israel is attempting to “break Ahed, because she is a symbol of the resistance”.

“Israel wants to show other young Palestinians what will happen to them if they try to resist.”

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“Ahed Tamimi Is Part of the Palestinian Generations R – for Return,” Source: globalresearch.ca

Featured image: Ahed Tamimi (Source: RT News)

The detention of Ahed Tamimi of the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, along with her human rights activist mother Nariman Tamimi, for “lightly slapping” an Israeli soldier, as Amira Hass put it in Haaretz, is remarkable only because of the high profile, courage and sumoud (steadfastness) of the Tamimi family, who were featured on the cover of The New York Times Magazine in 2013.

It is a fate shared by thousands of Palestinians. Ahed’s father Bassem, like close to a million Palestinians since 1967, has also seen the inside of an Israeli jail.

Ahed was reacting in frustration to the shooting, by an Israeli soldier, of a 15-year-old Palestinian boy distantly related to her (Mohammed Tamimi). who had just been wounded in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet and taken to a Palestinian hospital. (See Israelis shoot boy in head, take revenge against his family)

Your question, ‘What do you consider to be justice for Ahed Tamimi?’, raises an important point related to Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and the legitimacy of the legal system it imposes on Palestinians there (Jewish “settlers”. and Jews in general in the West Bank are governed by a different set of rules).

In the documentary film The Law in these Parts, Israeli military judges and prosecutors have exposed the legal framework and its human impact on Palestinians, young and old.

The egregiousness of this situation in Palestine is being addressed today in US Congress, where a new US bill: Palestinian children’s rights under Israeli military occupation.

Ahed is refusing to answer questions at her interrogation, a clear indication that she does not accept the legitimacy of her detention or the military legal system imposed upon her protest activities in occupied Palestine.

Justice for Ahed Tamimi and all Palestinian political prisoners means their immediate release.

The 2017 Conference on International Law and the State of Israel: legitimacy concluded in its closing statement that

“…while Israel has relied up to date on the use of ‘hard power’, reflecting its geopolitical and strategic alliances on the world stage and notably the support of the USA, in the long term this would not provide a viable and just solution.”

Ahed Tamimi is part of Generations R, if you like, the generations of Palestinians who have not given up on return to their homeland and self-determination – and never will.  It’s been reported that 95% of new Palestinian detainees in Israel jails are youth.  This youngest generation of Palestinians has proved to be as courageous and steadfast as their legendary elders, including, to name a few, 15 year olds Ibrahim Al-Qawasmi and LouayNashteh from Hebron, Wael Hashash, 19, and AttallahHashash, 24, from Nablus, Ahmed Qassem, 19, from Jenin, and Ahmed Abu Rahma (17) from Ramallah.

Over 6,500 Palestinians, including 300 children, are currently languishing in Israeli prisons.

Rima Najjar is a Palestinian whose father’s side of the family comes from the forcibly depopulated village of Lifta on the western outskirts of Jerusalem. She is an activist, researcher and retired professor of English literature, Al-Quds University, occupied West Bank.

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COMMENTARY: The Real Reason Trump Declared Jerusalem The Capital Of Israel Was Because He Feared Losing His Evangelical Voter Base

Trump is without a doubt fulfilling prophecy, but not the coming of Jesus, but the coming of Satan, the Antichrist who will be enthroned in Jerusalem. Everything is happening just as prophesied in the Bible and there are still many who don’t believe it!  

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“The real reason Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel was because he feared losing his evangelical voter base,” Source: independent.co.uk

I have got my latest Prayergram post. It is, quite aptly, on the topic of the day: the “Jerusalem Prayer”.
One passage reads “God bless Donald J Trump! He understands the real principles behind success. It is not being good at what you do or understanding theory and practice. It is being on the right side of the blessing of God. Whoever blesses Israel shall be blessed: whoever curses Israel shall be cursed.”
And, lest there be any misunderstanding: “If we bless Israel, regardless of its faults, lack of faith, both personally and organisationally, God bless us. While the world cries out, Donald J Trump who learned about the blessing on his mother’s knee, masters the simple, plodding art of doing the right thing regardless of consequences.”
Prayergram send their posts not just to the believers, but others, like journalists who have written negatively about the Christian right or Donald Trump. This is intended to show us the error of our ways and also, if possible, save our souls.
The “Jerusalem Prayer” was, the evangelists stress, of great importance, something that needed to be widely disseminated after Trump had announced that the US embassy would be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
There are no fewer than 50 million evangelicals in America who, according to research, are convinced of the literal truth of Biblical prophecy. A recent survey found that 82 per cent of white evangelicals believe that God gave Israel to the Jewish people; a conviction shared by just 40 per cent of American Jews. Among these evangelicals there are those who believe in the prophecy of the “End of Days” foretelling Jewish control of all Jerusalem, a war of civilisations, and a choice of Jews to either embrace Christianity or die in the wrath of God.
The decision to move the embassy does not actually have much popular support across the US population as a whole. A Brookings Institution survey found that it has the backing of only 31 per cent. Polls have also repeatedly found that a large majority of American Jews, who tend on average to have a better standard of education than the rest of US population, and are liberal by tradition, oppose the move.
But Trump’s Jerusalem declaration has been widely and enthusiastically welcomed by his religious base. Johnnie Moore, who acts as a spokesperson for the Trump’s evangelical advisers stated: “The issue was second only to concerns about the judiciary among the evangelical supporters. President Trump has yet again demonstrated to his evangelical supporters that he will do what he says he will do.”

For Paula White, a “megachurch” pastor from Florida who is close to Trump: “once again, President Trump has shown the world what I have always known, he is a leader who is willing to do what is right however loud are the voices of the sceptics and the critics. Evangelicals are ecstatic, for Israel is to us a sacred place and the Jewish people are our dearest friends.”

There is also the money in this. Trump’s campaign has received substantial funding from the Christian right and also hardline American Jewish promoters of Israel. They include Sheldon Adelson, the casino billionaire and Republican donor, who had given $20m (£14.9m) to a PAC (political action committee) which supported the Trump campaign and another $1.5m to the organisers of the Republican convention. Adelson has been lobbying the President persistently on the embassy transfer.

Trump is not the only senior member of the administration to cultivate the Christian right. Vice President Mike Pence, who could be seen on TV standing behind Trump as the embassy announcement was made, with a reverent glow to his face, had pressed for a move to Jerusalem. And backing also came from Nikki Haley, the ambassador to the UN who tries her best to match Trump on hawkish rhetoric about smiting America’s enemies. She avidly courted the evangelical vote while Governor of South Carolina.

There were those in the administration who pointed out that the Jerusalem move will inflame passions in the Middle East and the wider Muslim world; make a settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians even more difficult; make it harder to maintain coalitions against Islamist extremists and may put American lives in danger.

They included Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis. Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law who is leading the Israel/Palestine peace initiative had apparently also urged caution initially. But Tillerson may soon be the latest casualty in the Trump administration, to be replaced by the recently appointed CIA director, Mike Pompeo, and Kushner is said to have changed his stance after talks with Adelson.

The evangelists could always site God on their side. For Indiana pastor Paul Begley the embassy move is the beginning of “End of Days”: “The Jewish People – I’ve been there, I’m telling you – they believe when the Temple’s built, the Messiah will be revealed to them. Jesus will be revealed to the Jewish people, and they will embrace him.”

Laurie Cardoza-Moore, “founder/president of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations” wrote in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz: “Christians recognise the Jews’ biblical connection through King David’s establishment of Jerusalem as the capital of ancient Israel and the location for both the first and second Temples. According to the prophets, Ezekiel, Isaiah and the Apostle John, all Israel awaits the rebuilding of the Third Temple. President Donald Trump may implement one of the most biblically historic initiatives of his presidency by allowing the first step of the Jerusalem Embassy Act to go into effect. “

But, as Cardoza-Moore points out, this was only the first step. It will take several years for the embassy to be moved, construction to start and suitable accommodation found for diplomats and staff.

A lot can happen in that time. The whole thing may drift on the next election. Kushner may become the next person in the White House to be arrested in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the White House’s Russian connections after the charging of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Trump may himself be impeached or indicted.

There is thus always the possibility, one has to accept, that the “End of Days” is not imminent. Armageddon will be put on hold. The Messiah will not appear for the time being and the Jews will not have to convert to Christianity or perish.

 

 

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Trump Threatens To Stop Aid To UN Member States Over Jerusalem Vote

The orders that come to Trump from ‘above’ are so strong that the US is willing to go to any extent for its evil ‘two-faced friend’, who is not only destroying her, but isolating her from the rest of the world. But isn’t that the idea? On the other hand, who are these UN member states but also puppets of the evil system that is leading us to a one world government, one world religion?

What all of this is creating is for things to ‘heat up’ even more and not only in the Middle East. Soon all of this will definitely blow up on the US’s face. Are these moves beneficial to America? Of course not! Trump is not here to bring peace, but more war and destruction. 

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“Trump threatens to stop aid to UN member states over Jerusalem vote,” Source: rt.com

President Donald Trump has threatened to cut aid to UN member states who vote against US at the upcoming UN General Assembly on the issue of Washington’s Jerusalem move. He said the US will save “billions” in the process.

His threats come ahead of the rare emergency special session of the UNGA scheduled for Thursday. Arab and Muslim countries requested the meeting after the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to rescind Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump went ahead with his controversial declaration earlier this month despite multiple warnings against doing so, drawing international condemnation and stirring protests from Muslims worldwide.

“They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

On Tuesday, the US envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, sent a warning letter to the member states, saying the US president will take the voting choices on his landmark Jerusalem decision “personally.”

“The President will be watching this vote carefully and has requested I report back on those who voted against us,” Haley stated in the letter.

Haley voiced a similarly non-subtle warning on Twitter earlier: “We don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us,” she stated, threatening that the US “will be taking names” of those “criticizing” Trump’s Jerusalem decision during Thursday’s vote.

The unanimous support for the resolution in the UN Security Council was an “insult” for the US, Haley said after vetoing the resolution. It “won’t be forgotten,” she added. The US was the only state of the 15-member council to oppose the resolution.

“It’s one more example of the UN doing more harm than good in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Haley claimed.

Trump’s Jerusalem move, however, has already drawn criticism from a host of countries which said the declaration itself was destructive to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Two days after the US decision, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet US Vice President Mike Pence, stating Palestine will seek a new mediator for the conflict.

The leaders of Muslim countries, who gathered for an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in mid-December in Istanbul, stated that the US decision effectively voided its status as a mediator in the decades-old conflict, and called for world-wide recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

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DEBATE: Trump’s Jerusalem Al-Quds Decision

Why would Trump announce his decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem now that the Middle East is in such turmoil? Could his intention actually be to create more chaos to help Israel finish up with Palestine? Why do they keep lying to the public by talking about a ‘two-state solution’ when there has never been the slightest intention for that? 

https://youtu.be/H7J4vwvH6oU

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Trump Just Handed Russia An Opening In The Middle East Peace Process

Russia ‘worried’ about Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital? Who are they trying to fool? Mahmoud Abbas was a KGB agent in the 80’s. Putin and Netanyahu, have a cozy relationship. Putin has called on European Jews to take refuge in Russia. How about the strong relationship between Putin and Chabad Lubavitch? There is clearly no doubt that they are all in the same boat, and that, of course, includes Trump! So what is all this brainwashing about? Will Putin be ‘the one’ to bring ‘peace’ to the Middle East as prophesied in the Bible?

“(15) When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) (16) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: (17) Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: (18) Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. (19) And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! (20) But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day. (21) For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” (Matthew 24:15-21)

Putin - Abbas “Trump just handed Russia an opening in the Middle East peace process,” Source: news.vice.com

Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital didn’t just obliterate decades of U.S. policy. It effectively disqualified the U.S. from leading the peace process in the eyes of the Palestinians, diplomats and analysts told VICE News.

“All of the Palestinians that I’ve talked to over the last couple days are saying: ‘Washington is now irrelevant to negotiations, and we don’t care what you say,’” said Hady Amr, U.S. deputy special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations under Barack Obama. “The PLO is humiliated and angry. Hamas is enraged.”

Ruling the U.S. out of future peace talks entirely would be premature, experts said, given its uniquely close ties to Israel. Yet Trump’s decision opens a void that no other country can easily fill. One nation in particular, however, seems eager to try: Russia.

Russia has dramatically raised its profile in the Middle East since launching a military operation in 2015 that rescued Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s crumbling regime in the face of resurgent rebel forces and repeated American declarations that the dictator must step down. Invigorated by its success in Syria, Russia has demonstrated a sort of diplomatic swagger the Middle East hasn’t seen since Cold War days, filling power vacuums left by America’s pullback in key arenas, diplomats and analysts said.

Russia will be a priority.”

Trump may have just given Russia yet another hole to exploit and grow its influence in the Middle East even further, said Ilan Goldenberg, chief of staff to the U.S. special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations under Obama.

“Everyone now looks at Moscow as the key arbiter that needs to be consulted on every major issue in the Middle East,” Goldenberg told VICE News. “This will only exacerbate that situation.”

The Palestinians, for their part, will likely seek support from Russia, along with other European and Arab states, said Khaled Elgindy, who advised the Palestinian leadership on permanent status negotiations with Israel from 2004 to 2009.

“Russia will be a priority” in the Palestinian search for international backing, Elgindy told VICE News. “But I see Russia as one among many.”

Even before Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, Russia had begun showing a greater interest in Israeli-Palestinian relations.

In September 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted to stage a summit in Moscow between Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Both Abbas and Netanyahu later blamed each other for dodging the meeting.

On the night before Trump’s announcement, Putin received a call from Abbas. On the phone, Putin stressed Russia’s support for the “immediate resumption of direct Palestinian-Israeli talks on all disputed issues,” according to a Kremlin statement.

This week, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Trump’s decision “defies common sense,” and Putin declared himself “deeply concerned.” And on Friday, Putin announced a trip to Turkey this coming Monday, on top of an already-arranged visit to Egypt, to discuss Jerusalem and other regional issues.

The Palestinian leadership will face enormous pressure from its own people to spurn U.S. overtures now that Washington has given away one of the main prizes Palestinians hoped to gain through peace talks — a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem — diplomats and analysts said.

“This stops it. This stops it cold.”

But Russia’s intentions aren’t likely to translate into concrete results anytime soon, analysts said, for one simple reason: Moscow doesn’t enjoy the same special relationship with Israel that the U.S. does. Nor does it have the economic or military might that Israel so often leans on.

What comes next remains far from certain, but one thing is solidifying: For many Palestinians, the U.S.-led peace process died on Wednesday.

“This stops it. This stops it cold,” said Amanda Kadlec, an analyst at the RAND Corporation. “And because that door is now shut, Russia could see an opportunity to step in and be the peace broker.”

 

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Will Trump Hasten The Arrival Of The Messiah? Jews And Evangelicals Think So

We are seeing all the devil’s servants ready to welcome the Antichrist. It is hard to deny that prophecy is being fulfilled. The problem is for those who are without a doubt sowing the seeds of their own destruction.  

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“Will Trump Hasten the Arrival of the Messiah? Jews and Evangelicals Think So,”  Source: newsweek.com

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, some Jewish activists argued that the U.S. president was being guided by God to restore Jewish control over sacred sites.

Activists lobbying for the construction of a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem said Trump was playing a similar role to the Persian emperor Cyrus the Great, who allowed the Jews to return to Israel from exile.

Jews also praised Cyrus for helping them build a second Jewish temple in the same place where the first had been destroyed.

“There have been amazing advances towards bringing the Temple this year. It was clear that Trump was part of that process, guided by Hashem [God],” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association lobbying for the Third Temple’s construction on the Temple Mount.

RTX372TL U.S. President Donald Trump (right) receives a gift from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation. Reuters

The Temple Mount is the elevated area above Jerusalem’s Western Wall that was once the site of Judaism’s two temples. The site is the third holiest place in Islam and has been the source of conflict between the two religions. It is currently under Israeli sovereignty but is administered by a Muslim religious trust. Jews are permitted to visit the site but are not allowed to pray there.

Jerusalem is currently controlled by Israel, but half of the city was seen as the future capital of a Palestinian state if a two-state solution were reached between Israeli and Palestinian authorities. Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was widely criticized by U.S. allies, who viewed the recognition as the death of a negotiated peace settlement.

The Temple Mount is believed to be the site where Abraham demonstrated his devotion to God by taking his son Isaac to be sacrificed. According to Islamic tradition, it also was the place from which the prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven in the 7th century.

The Hebrew Bible describes both temples that stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Solomon’s temple, also called the First Temple, stood in ancient Jerusalem until its destruction around 587 B.C. by the army of the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar.

RTR4A3JL An Israeli woman and a Palestinian woman during a protest by Palestinian women against Jewish visitors to the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount. Reuters

The Second Temple, meanwhile, was rebuilt with the support of Cyrus but destroyed after the Jews revolted against the Roman Empire. The Western Wall is all that is left of the Second Temple.

Advocates for a Third Temple were supportive of Trump even before he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday. Evangelical Christians, who are staunch supporters of Trump, believed that a Third Temple would be built before the “end times” that would usher the second coming of Jesus Christ. Jewish tradition also holds that the Third Temple will be built during the time of the messiah.

“A number of Christian leaders have been comparing Trump to the Biblical King Cyrus. They point out that King Cyrus was a leader called and appointed by God,” wrote Enoch Lavendar for Prophecy Newswatch.

“If President Trump really has a similar calling to King Cyrus, could it be that God would use this real estate developer turned president to facilitate the greatest property development of modern time—the rebuilding of the Temple?” 

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DEBATE: Trump’s Jerusalem Al-Quds Decision

It is very revolting to see how they keep brainwashing the people into thinking that the US, now led by Zionist Trump is leading the world to WWIII. People MUST realize that the West was hijacked centuries ago and the plan to destroy it from within has been unfolding right in front of our eyes. What we are seeing today is the fulfillment of a long-desired goal of international Jewry. Every single step they take has been carefully planned. Israel will be destroyed and the Jews who are leading the evil game will move to Russia where Putin is waiting with open arms. The United States will also be destroyed and many cities will disappear. Christians will be persecuted.

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Palestinians Warn Of Violence If Trump Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

Only the very gullible and ignorant still believe that peace has ever been in the cards for Israhell. The vicious, cynical, criminal tribe has never thought of peace as an option, instead, they have played the game long enough and now, its time to finally finish up with the Muslims, and the move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, might just come in handy to incite more chaos with Arabs around the world. Isn’t chaos what they always use to expand their tentacles? Zionist traitor, Trump has been announcing the embassy move which he knows will without a doubt lead to more international violence. Will he do it next week or next month? We don’t know for sure, but one thing is certain, he will do it when the time is right in order to get the expected reaction.

US Embassy Tel Aviv Fireworks from the Mount Herzl ceremony seen over the Knesset in Jerusalem, marking the beginning of celebrations of Israeli 69th Independence Day, on May 1, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

“Palestinians warn of violence if Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” Source: timesofisrael.com

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s office warned Friday of the potential destructive effects if US President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move they say would deny their claim to East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

“The American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel destroys the peace process,” Abbas’s spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said in a statement to AFP.

“The American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moving the American embassy to Jerusalem involves the same level of danger to the future of the peace process and pushes the region into instability,” he said.

The warning comes as Trump is due to decide by Monday on whether to move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed holy city.

Reports emerged on Friday that Trump could again delay moving the embassy but recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The Palestinians see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state and fiercely oppose any changes that could be regarded as legitimizing Israel’s control over East Jerusalem, which it captured in the 1967 Six Day War.

Without referring to Trump by name, Abu Rudeineh said any just solution in the Middle East required recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.

“East Jerusalem, with its holy places, is the beginning and the end of any solution and any project that saves the region from destruction, he said in an earlier statement on the official Wafa news agency.

Israel annexed East Jerusalem and claims all of Jerusalem as its undivided eternal capital.

View of Jerusalem showing the Old City in the foreground against new parts of the city in the background, January 9, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

This has not been recognized by the international community. No countries currently have their embassies in Jerusalem, instead keeping them in the Israeli commercial capital Tel Aviv.

Trump is due to decide by Monday on whether to renew a six-month waiver on moving the embassy. He pledged during his campaign to move the embassy to Jerusalem but renewed the waiver in May.

The US leader has said he wants to relaunch frozen peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in search of the “ultimate deal”

Any major shift in US policy would make that goal more difficult to achieve, Middle East analysts say.