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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 01:41 AM

Trumps Jerusalem Decision: Ignorance & Political Risk Or Business Opportunity?


Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 01:01
Edited time: 7 Dec, 2017 04:50

Donald Trump’s irresponsible decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is an “example of extraordinary ignorance” which could lead to explosive consequences in the Middle East, regional commentators have told RT.

On Wednesday, Trump officially announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, claiming that such a move along with the relocation of US embassy could help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The decision by the US leader was made despite unanimous warnings by US foes and allies worldwide, who cautioned of possible chaos erupting throughout the Middle East.

Jerusalem is one of the key issues in any Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Israel and Palestine both want the historic religious cradle as their capital. The United Nations considers East Jerusalem to be occupied Palestinian territory, but hopes Jerusalem can one day serve as the capital of two states, Israel and Palestine. Tel Aviv, however, refuses to share custody of the Holy City which it annexed in 1967.

Considering the social, political and economic upheaval surrounding Trump’s decision, experts who shared their views with RT, are united in their assessment that the US administration’s move is, instead, a step away from any long-lasting peace in the Middle East.

“I don't think Trump is really that interested in peace. I think he is more interested in causing a crisis in the region because that is one of the ways he manipulates media through constantly finding subjects to form the basis of this constant, almost hourly twitter fest, which the US media feast on,” Martin Jay, an award-winning British journalist now based in Beirut, told RT.

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 03:35 AM

1. Actually its a case of doing the right thing

And having the “Balls” to follow through

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 06:34 AM

2. Peace

You and everybody else will never see peace in the Middle East

Jews and Muslims will be killing each other 1,000 years from now as long as both religions exist and either one has control of the Wailing Wall

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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 07:11 AM

3. Martin Jay goes on

“Trump wants to continue to create a crisis, the bigger the crisis the better, because we've seen the increase of arms sales, we've seen Lockheed Martin shares go through the roof. It is really about creating tension in the region and cleaning up on arms deals, the F16s, to all the neighboring states,” Jay pointed out.

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