By Julian Borger (Washington)
and Peter Beaumont (Jerusalem)
The Guardian, 7 December, 2017
The main article and the seven selected comments that follow have all been abridged by Lasha Darkmoon. Only the highlights have been presented and the minor details omitted. In each case, links have been provided to the eight original sources.
LD : Let’s observe a 1-minute silence on this historic day of shame and then watch this 25-second video of President Trump declaring his unwavering support for Israel and promising to make Jerusalem Israel’s eternal capital:
7 December, 2017. In a speech delivered in the diplomatic reception room of the White House, Trump called his decision “a long overdue” step to advance the peace process.
“I have determined that it is time to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said. “While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering. My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
“I’ve judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians.”
The move, which includes moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, marks a break with years of US precedent and with general global opinion, which sees the fate of Jerusalem as a matter for comprehensive “final status” talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
Within minutes of his announcement, US embassies in Turkey, Jordan, Germany and Britain issued security alerts urging Americans to exercise caution.
There was immediate condemnation from world leaders, who had previously denounced the move as a destabilising factor in an already turbulent region.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, said: “This is a regrettable decision that France does not approve of and goes against international law and all resolutions of the UN security council.”
Theresa May’s spokesman said: “We disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement. We believe it is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region.”
Israel’s government rushed to congratulate Trump, with prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu describing it as an “important step toward peace”.
But the reaction of the Arab and Islamic world was overwhelmingly negative. “President Trump tonight disqualified the United States of America to play any role in any peace process,” said the chief Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat. “It is really throwing the whole region into chaos – international chaos.” The move was also condemned by the US allies Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.
In a social club in the heart of Jerusalem’s Shuafat refugee camp, young Palestinian men grew increasingly angry as they watched the speech translated into Arabic on a Palestinian television channel.
“This is shit!” shouted a man called Abu Atya. “This speech will cause big trouble.”
Another man, Hamdi Dyab, grew incredulous and increasingly agitated as he watched the speech, translated into Arabic on a Palestinian television channel.
“He’s saying he’s going to move the embassy,” he said. “This is very dangerous speech. Things don’t look good. We are calling for a new intifada.”
In his speech, Trump said: “This will immediately begin the process of hiring architects, engineers, and planners, so that a new embassy, when completed, will be a magnificent tribute to peace.”
The vice-president, Mike Pence, stood behind Trump as he delivered his address, symbolising the support of Christian conservatives that Pence represents.
However, it was unclear how the move squared with the efforts of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, and his special representative on international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, to engineer a peace proposal with the support of the Israelis, Palestinians and regional powers like Saudi Arabia.
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FROM SEVEN SEPARATE SOURCES
President Trump on Wednesday gave a speech affirming that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. Despite a flurry of warnings over the last 48 hours that such a move effectively kills the peace process and threatens destabilizing the region, President Trump argued his move was done for the sake of the peace talks.
The problem, of course, is that “Jerusalem” includes a large amount of militarily occupied territory, including parts which are envisioned as part of a future Palestinian state. Israel sees the recognition as an endorsement of their permanent occupation.
Trump instead promised a “magnificent embassy” to be put in Jerusalem … This makes the move the worst of both worlds, making an on-paper move that’s going to cause a massive backlash.
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President Trump’s Wednesday declaration that he is formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel came with a flurry of last minute warnings against such a move, and was followed by even more expressions of alarm about the implications.
The declaration was endorsed by Israel’s government, and pretty much nobody else.
Across the Arab world, [there were] concerns that Trump had effectively meant a recognition of the occupation as permanent.
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With the US so heavily committed to supporting Israel, and protecting them from any UN resolutions, it’s always been difficult for the Palestinian leadership to trust the US to be an impartial moderator for peace efforts. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says Wednesday’s move by President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has effectively ended that entirely.
Abbas says there is no way at this point that the Palestinians can trust the US to be a mediator, saying Trump’s move encourages Israel to continue the occupation and expansion of settlements, undermining the two-state solution.
While Abbas says he continues to view Jerusalem as Palestine’s “eternal capital” … the Palestinian abandonment of the US process could give Israel an excuse to ditch the process too and further expand settlements.
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Trump’s biggest campaign contributor, billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, is showing growing impatience with Trump’s slowness in moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Before Trump was even sworn in as president, Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, showed a remarkable willingness to follow directions from Israel’s far-right prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
When the Trump White House hasn’t been quick enough to back Netanyahu or Adelson’s proposals, Adelson, who was reportedly in close contact with Kushner during the campaign, has been quick to express his displeasure.
Unconditional support for Israel is Adelson’s “central value”.
Adelson and his wife Miriam spent more than $80 million on Republicans in 2016, and he gave $5 million to Trump’s inauguration. Adelson and his wife Miriam also contributed $35 million to help elect Trump.
Trump dramatically changed his message on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular, saying that he would move the embassy to Jerusalem and wouldn’t call for a freeze on the construction of illegal settlements in the West Bank, as he closed in on the nomination and sought to secure Adelson’s support for his general election campaign.
ZIONIST LACKEY DONALD TRUMP
WITH HIS JEWISH PAYMASTER SHELDON ADELSON.
(The woman on the right is Adelson’s wife, Miriam).
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President Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.
The Senate’s top Democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, told The Weekly Standard Tuesday that he had advised Trump to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital.
Officially declaring Jerusalem an “undivided city” and capital of the Zionist entity means that there is no room for a Palestinian capital in east-Jerusalem. It buries the fairy-tale of a sovereign Palestinian state.
But that idea had been dead all along. That was from start to end a deception.
Congress and U.S. presidents are under control of the Zionist Lobby which can marshal enormous amounts of money to make or defeat candidates for legislative or executive offices. The Zionist billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who also sponsors the fascist Israel Prime Minister Netanyahoo, donated more then $100 million to the Trump campaign and tens of millions to Congress races.
Today was time for Trump to settle some of that debt.
Trump made his Jerusalem promise back in March of 2016, during an address he gave to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). It was an obvious attempt to convince skeptical Jewish leaders of his uncompromising support for Israel.
The Jerusalem initiative has been in the works since the day he took office, was coordinated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and is supported by influential voices in the administration—including Vice President Mike Pence, son-in-law Jared Kushner, Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, and CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The decision was all but finalized.
Warnings [were] issued by Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Both officials argued that the move would endanger American diplomats serving in the region, undermine the administration’s efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and result in condemnations from both Arab countries and America’s most important allies in Europe. Trump could expect almost no support in the international community, they said. America would “have to go it alone.”
Trump listened closely to the warnings over the next hour…. But at the end of the discussion the president said that he would go ahead with his decision despite the difficulties it might cause.
Even so, Wednesday’s announcement about Jerusalem was tortured by a number of inherent contradictions, including the most prominent of all—the contention that the decision was not only in the “best interests of the United States,” but would actually enhance the prospects of a two-state solution and energize the peace process.
In fact, it seems unlikely that this unseemly sleight-of-hand will allay Arab fears that the U.S. continues to be “Israel’s lawyer”. Now the U.S. has become Israel’s realtor. This seems not to bother the president, who is becoming known for playing a poor hand…
Trump, an official added, was actually anxious to make Wednesday’s announcement because he was so encouraged by the progress made [!!!] on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by Jared Kushner and his team.
“I know a lot of that progress isn’t visible,” this official was overheard saying to a prominent television reporter, “but it’s partly because that progress is notvisible that they’ve been able to make so much progress.”
Domestically, it would seem Trump has little to worry about. The Democrats have spent the last 70 years (since 1948), fawning over Israel and defending it, while the Republicans’ Christian Evangelical base is in full-throated support of the embassy move.
And so it is that President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement might well be seen as a significant and decisive victory—FOR ISRAEL…. and for those Jewish Americans who have had to choose between their progressive ideals and their support for a nation that is anything but. The result is stark and discomforting.
It’s probable that the governments of Europe will remember the real import of this decision—that when asked to stand with our European allies and Arab friends, we chose Israel instead.
Pay attention: This is what it feels like to live in a nation whose moment has passed.
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(Reader discretion advised on this shocking comment below.
If you are a nun or under 18, please stop reading NOW!)
HENRY MAKOW : The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is part of a long-term plan for Masonic Jewish global hegemony. Trump’s gratuitous action has enraged the entire world, especially 1.8 billion Muslims, or 25% of the world’s population.
Trump’s job is not to lead us to the Promised Land. His job is to polarize and divide. The goal is conflict itself—gridlock, war, and chaos. Ordo ab Chao. (‘Order from Chaos’).
We are being played by an extremely clever and powerful Satanic cult.
TIMOTHY FITZPATRICK : Publicly, Trump has made some disturbing, incestuous comments about his own daughters, at one time discussing the potential breast size of his then-infant daughter Tiffany and also claiming that he would be dating his daughter Ivanka had he not been her father. Normally when you hear someone talking about legs and breasts, it’s not a parent talking about their infant daughter.
One cannot rule out the possibility that Ivanka is the victim of sexual abuse and mind control. Trump’s posed photo with then 15-year-old Ivanka, where she is wearing a short skirt and slinky top without a bra whilst perched atop copulating birds—see picture—doesn’t help Trump’s avoidance of incest suspicion.
On April 26, 2016, a “Katie Johnson” filed a rape complaint in a California Court against defendants Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein.
“On the fourth and final sexual encounter with the Defendant, Donald J. Trump, the Plaintiff, Katie Johnson, was tied to a bed by Defendant Trump who then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff Johnson. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff Johnson loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to ‘please wear a condom’.
Defendant Trump responded by violently striking Plaintiff Johnson in the face with his open hand and screaming that “he would do whatever he wanted’ as he refused to wear protection.
After achieving sexual orgasm, the Defendant, Donald J. Trump put his suit back on and when the Plaintiff, Katie Johnson, in tears asked Defendant Trump what would happen if he had impregnated her, Defendant Trump grabbed his wallet and threw some money at her and screamed that she should use the money “to get a fucking abortion’.”
An alleged witness to the above rape, Tiffany Doe, has come forward. She claims she was paid by Jeffrey Epstein to lure underage girls to Epstein-and-friends parties with the bait of promised modeling opportunities.
“It was at these series of parties that I personally witnessed the Plaintiff being forced to perform various sexual acts with Donald J. Trump and Mr. Epstein. Both Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein were advised that she was 13 years old.”
Tiffany Doe goes on in her affidavit to identify a 12-year-old victim of Trump and Epstein. A second witness corroborates the story of both Johnson and her lurer. The case remains open.
HENRY MAKOW (commenting on these lurid details) : They might have used blackmail to remind Trump to play his part. As Tim Fitzpatrick has shown above, it’s likely that Trump has been sexually compromised by the Mossad.