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Is Trump deliberately trying to cause trouble?

  john bunyan 17:58 06 Dec 2017
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Trump is about to agree to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to East Jerusalem, and to more or less recognising it as the Israeli capital. This will enrage the Palistanians , cause huge diplomatic problems with Jordan and others.

Is there no end to this man’s dictatorial method of blindly making such huge decisions?

  john bunyan 18:08 06 Dec 2017

Sorry for double post - would FE remove one ?

  qwbos 18:37 06 Dec 2017

He's probably trying to trump Balfour.

  Al94 19:16 06 Dec 2017

Actually I think Trump was right. I spent some time in Jerusalem a few weeks ago, a fascinating city. What he says is right, not acknowledging it as Israel's capital has done nothing to move the peace process forward. Every Israeli Government agency except defence has its base in Jerusalem. It's always going to be contentious but needs to be cemented as a fully functioning capital to enable further agreement with Palestine on the way forward.

  john bunyan 19:20 06 Dec 2017

Apart from Israel , from the Secretary of the UN and all the interested players - for example there is a treaty between Jordan and Israel after East Jerusalem was siezed from them by Israel - to China , Russia, Saudi and us and the EU all dissagree with this move. The fireworks will start soon

  Aitchbee 20:15 06 Dec 2017

It will guarantee President Trump a huge Jewish vote, coast-to-coast, in America and so boosting his chances of re-election in 2020.

[America first, America first, America first]

  rickf 20:20 06 Dec 2017

Of course he is. It's good business for this predatory capitalist buffoon.

  qwbos 20:26 06 Dec 2017

to enable further agreement with Palestine on the way forward.

Seriously? Hasn't it occurred to you that this is a deliberate attempt to start yet another bloodbath - predominantly Palestinian blood - pushing any settlement, apart from illegal Israeli ones, even further away?

  wee eddie 21:26 06 Dec 2017

Now, if the Building were to have two Front Doors.

One for the Israeli Embassy and the other for the Palestinian Embassy, that might achieve something.

possibly a huge explosion but, who knows

  wee eddie 21:29 06 Dec 2017

I'm afraid that Trump has the mind of a Redneck Country Boy. And the US 0f A is headed for the backwoods

  Forum Editor 22:31 06 Dec 2017

Past American presidents - Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama among them - talked of doing exactly the same thing.

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