Trump ignores world leaders, formally recognises Jerusalem as Israel capital

U.S. President, Donald Trump
U.S. President, Donald Trump

President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

The American president also directed that processes commence immediately to formally move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

World leaders including the EU and Arab countries had cautioned against the move saying it could further worsen the crisis in the Middle East.

The Arab League has announced an emergency meeting for Saturday on the matter while Turkey has threatened such move could affect its relationship with Israel.

Israel and Palestine both claim Jerusalem as capitals with many world leaders suggesting only after a resolution of the crisis between the two countries should the status of Jerusalem be resolved.

By his pronouncement on Wednesday, the U.S. becomes the first country in the world to recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious, that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Mr. Trump said in a live broadcast.

Despite a U.S. law of over two decades mandating the recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, previous American leaders have pushed back at implementing the law for fear of its impact on the peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

Recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “is also the right thing to do,” Mr. Trump said.

Mr. Trump said the new U.S. embassy to be built in Jerusalem will be a “magnificent tribute to peace.”

He said the recent decisions do not take the U.S. away from its commitment to a two-state solution “if agreed to by both sides,” in reference to the Israelis and the Palestinians.

“We want an agreement that is a great deal for the Israelis, a great deal for the Palestinians,” he said; adding that the “U.S. remains committed to peace agreement acceptable to both sides.”

In a prompt response to Mr. Trump’s statement, the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, said the UN remained committed to the two-state solution with Jerusalem as the capital of both Israel and Palestine.

“There is no alternative to the two state solution. There is no Plan B,” Mr. Guterres said.

In his reaction, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu commended Mr. Trump calling it a historic landmark.

He, like Mr. Trump, said the decision would not affect all persons right to worship in the holy places in Jerusalem.

“We are profoundly grateful to the president (Trump) for his courageous and just decision,” Mr. Netanyahu said.


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  • aiyekotto

    …amazing how a piece of land has shaped the affairs of men for thousands of years…
    Time may record today as the day the end began…

    • thusspokez

      What end?

    • emmanuel

      Nothing dey happen. They will first of all set themselves on fire, then look for some soft targets to hit, then they are gagged and that is it. Something must give way for a change to take place.
      Just like Jonathan had to give way and the greatest disaster in the Nigeria history came in.
      Teressa May got the koboko last week from Trump, so she can seat up.
      Congrats Trump.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      LONG LIVE ISRAEL !!

      LONG LIVE BIBI NATHANYAHU ,SON OF BEN ZION !!

      ALL HAIL BIAFRA !!

  • Dr.Alfred Branson

    God bless Trump for his stand to recognized Jerusalem as Irael’s Capital it is over due.Congratulations.

    • Eniolataiwo

      Chai, see ignorance per excellence.

      • Dr.Alfred Branson

        Men speak from their place.I speak from my my place.Ignorance is a product of not been properly informed.Any person or persons or nations that hates Israel are enemies of God

        • thusspokez

          Ignorance is a product of not been properly informed

          Unless you are Jewish, it would be a perfect description of what you are.

          • Otile

            Bigot, why are you so anti Semetic? Hatred will paralyze you one day.

          • Dr.Alfred Branson

            To you Mr Trump’s recognition may be a Problem but to me it fulfilled the end time prophesy.Jerusalem is the City Great God.

          • thusspokez

            Most comments on this page demonstrate how soooooo ignorant the posters are. You lot don’t follow international affairs and politics, yet you jump into comment on issue you know nothing about except to you, it is a prophesy.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            The city of David belongs to Israel…QED

          • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

            Mr. I Too Know, there is no way you can understand the implication of what Trump has done with your five sense perception. It has something to do with spiritual. Everything must not end with your useless politicking and international affairs. Times and seasons are the determinant factors to every thing that exist in the world. Donald Trump is here for a purpose

          • m

            Two kinds of people in this forum:
            1. Those that are looking at what Trump did from “human” perspective. How the world look at it through human understanding.
            2. Those that are looking at it from God’s perspective. What did God said from the Holy Bible?.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Any attack on the Jewish state of Israel is a direct attack at Biafra.

          • thusspokez

            Onye ohi nwanyi, before DNA was discovered and ‘Ancestry DNA’ became widespread, you could use your lying skills to claim any race you wanted around the world. Not so any more!

            Onye ohi nwanyi, if you went to Israel — assuming they allowed you in — and claim Jewish lineage, you would be required to take a mitochondrial DNA test and submit as evidence that you are Jewish. Or end up in jail for attempting to fraudulently claim Jewish identity.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Biafra will never sit on the fence on matters concerning Israel…we are quite biased and would take sides with Israel without regrets or apologies.

        • Suleiman Alatise

          You are nothing but a gentile to the Jew.

          • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

            But the gospel has reached the gentiles and they have embraced Christ. In Christ Jesus being a Jew or a gentile matters nothing. We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus having received the gift of salvation. Do you have anything against that?

          • m

            Paul was chosen for that assignment and he did it 100%. Is it not wise for you to support what God supports?.

      • Chym

        You’re a terrorist. The only thing you can do now is wear your suicide belt and head to Isreal

  • GOK

    Good news! This is leadership in action. Well done Mr. Trump.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Biafran support for the Jewish state of Israel is firm , unshakable and unconditional.

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  • Tunsj

    Seeing what 45 is doing everyday, I’m more convinced than ever that 45 is slipping into dementia.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Go back to your history books ,Jerusalem is Jewish, was Jewish and will ever remain Jewish

  • thusspokez

    Like a child warned several times not to play with matches, Trump has ignored this warning and ignited at a match in the Middle-east — akin to lighting a match at a petrol station. No doubt, there would be conspirators Arab leaders in collusion with this recklessness or madness. But Arab leaders, with no exception, are not known for being in tune with the aspirations of their subjects as they often see them.

    There is already anger and disaffections simmering beneath the surface in the Middle-east. In Egypt, recently, terrorists killed 305 in a mosque attack, not to mention other attacks by other groups . Trump’s recklessness will only spice up the general anger in the Arab world and like the burning California fires (as we discuss), who knows how much damage Trumps reckless foreign policy will bring?

    • emmanuel

      Islamist are never satisfied or pacified. The World would adjust itself.

      • thusspokez

        I am sorry, but you are too monotonous and consequently, a bore!

        • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

          Gay someone must take the bull by the horn. God is watching everything from a distance. No shaking.

        • emmanuel

          How do you know? Did i lie about your religion – islamists?

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Nothing will happen.Jerusalem was founded and built by Israel.

    • Mexx

      Sitting on the fence has not brought peace. The truth is that we can continue shifting the goalpost for all eternity,Neither the Palestinians nor Israelis will ever agree to cede Jerusalem to the other. Trump has taken the bull by the horn. Let everyone end the deceptions and make their stand on the Jerusalem matter so we can know where everyone stands and honestly come to the table and settle the matter once and for all

      • Chym

        Exactly

    • Chym

      Arab countries or world have been in turmoil so it is not this Trump move that escalated it. So any of the terrorist move shall be curtailed. Fire for fire!

  • emmanuel

    This is the new World order. It is enough of political correctness, which has emboldened the likes of Iran etc. The World just have to evolve now. There has been too much standstill and the Arab World has taken its blackmail to the latter.
    Can a British Christian dare aspired to become the mayor of Median or Riyadh? Insatiable blackmailers

  • Hinds Peter

    Black people who curse the almighty daily.Have got to stand and give a nigger smile only.White teeth and all.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

    • thusspokez

      Gibberish! Obviously, there seems to be something wrong with your state of mind.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Biafran support for the Jewish state of Israel is unequivocal.

    • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

      You that claimed that you love God and obey His commandments, how far have you disobeyed Him with your gay and lesbianism acts? Mr. resist!

  • ejike

    I don’t see why recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is so important. It doesn’t make Trump a Christian, and it doesn’t make the Jews to accept Christ as Lord and Savior either. The Israelis of today do not tolerate Christianity, and only 2 percent of people living in Israel are Christians, and those are mostly immigrants. As a matter of fact, being a Jewish Christian guarantees failure in Israeli politics. When Christ breathed his last on the cross, the curtain of the Jerusalem temple split in two, which was a sign that there should no longer be a holy temple, or holy city, or holy nation. “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth”, John 4:24. Well, the Jews did not heed that advice, and so God sent the Romans to destroy much of Israel and the temple, leaving only what is now called ‘the wailing wall’. So don’t waste your time jubilating that Jerusalem is now Israel’s capital, for it doesn’t change your position with Christ one bit. My guess is Trump is using this to divert attention from the probe into his ties with Russia.

    • Tess

      Leave that to God.

      • Chym

        Lol

    • Charo Edward

      The treaty is something significant to the Christians all over the world, these are signs of things to come. The scripture is now being fulfilled in your own very eyes.

    • M

      Russian probe is a smokescreen by the democrats to hide their ineptitude and that of the liberal media to predict the fact that the American people were fed up with them. It will pass once something more important shows up. At least admire his guts for doing what three presidents before him couldn’t.

    • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

      You have no iota of the spiritual implication of what this means to the Children of the most high God. You have only judged from the sense perspective. Bros go and read the Scripture carefully, every King or leader ordained by God has a purpose to fulfill. Time and season are the determinant factors for change and for everything that is under this planet, times and seasons are appointed unto them. This move is very significant to an average Jewish man of which you may not understand. As for the Jews and their savior Jesus Christ please I will advise you not to be a judge between them. If you study the book of Romans chapter 12, 13 and 14, you will see what apostle Paul wrote concerning his heart desire and prayer for the Jewish Nation. You don’t understand eschatology.

    • m

      Ejike, read your Bible very well and prayerfully. Have you forgotten jews were the physical descendants of Abraham and the Christians are the physical descendants?. Read the book of revelation to know about these guys. salvation belongs to the jews.

  • Hinds Peter

    The almighty is not going to forgive American and European slavery.Not even if the temple is lined with gold.Peter Carlos Hinds.Commander.Barbados.

    • thusspokez

      What are you on about? Are you hallucination?

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  • Suleiman Alatise

    Trump is delusional.

    • 0tile

      The Arabs have vast lands to occupy, they overran and took over the whole of North Africa. They occupy the Middle East, yet they want to snatch tiny Jerusalem from Israel. If West Bank, Gaza, Jordan and Syria cannot contain the Palestinians they can jump into the Red Sea.

      Long live the state of Israel
      Death to Islamic terrorists

      • Suleiman Alatise

        Deluded like Trump. Your eyes would soon clear.

        • m

          Divinity is at work. No man can fight God and His words must be fulfilled!!!

        • Chym

          You’re a terrorist. The only thing you can do now is wear your suicide belt and head to Isreal.

          • Suleiman Alatise

            What is the definition of terrorist, sentiments and insults apart.

          • Chym

            Try any nonsense and I will shoot you down

          • Suleiman Alatise

            See your life so, what a pity.

          • Chym

            Pity your muslim mullahs, they need your pity more than any other creatures.

  • Chukwuka Okoroafor

    World history has been made and the course of the world has been changed forever. Donald Trump is at the center of this indeed.

    • 0tile

      Long live Israel

    • Solomon Brown

      It’s all downhill from here, this move wasn’t actually well thought out, it is just classic Trump operating off his ego, not smart at all.

      • mayGodpunishopressors

        You seems to have eyes, but truly you are blind and all that concerns you is full of darkness. Let God be true and a man liar. I thank God for Trump for yielding to this divine responsibility. Divinity is at work here!!!

        • Solomon Brown

          You are delusional, stop shovelling up every nonsense thrown at you, of course divinity is at work and you have been fed a wrong interpretation of it, judging by your outburst, I know you think Trump is some type of prophet. Stop with the idolatry too.

      • Chym

        You’re a terrorist. The only thing you can do now is wear your suicide belt and head to Isreal

  • Tess

    Trump was brought in to be POTUS by God. God bless Trump. You’re fulfilling the Book.

  • 0tile

    President Trump has saved a lot of bloodshed. By making Jerusalem the capital of Israel the Arabs now know their boundary. Nobody has had the courage to tell the Arabs the truth that Jerusalem does not belong to them. If the question was left unresolved one day the Arabs would use their formidable suicide bombers to drive away the owners of the land.
    Long live Israel
    Death to oppressors

    • Solomon Brown

      Your ignorance is showing.

      • Mexx

        Mr All knowing Wiseman. Don’t just sit there calling other people ignorant. Tell us what is your own opinion on the matter at hand with verifiable facts

      • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

        Mr Solomon the wise Brown what is your own take on this matter? Whether you like it or not Jerusalem is now the capital of Israel. All hail Israel!

        • Solomon Brown

          All hail Israel? Do you have any inkling at all, how black people are treated in Israel? They literally have been sterilizing black “jewish” migrants to keep their birth rate from exploding. Where in the Bible does God ever approve that type of activity?

          • thusspokez

            All hail Israel? Do you have any inkling at all, how black people are treated in Israel?

            There are too many stúpíd people in Nigeria. Indeed, the level of ignorance, stúpidiy and gullibility is a risk to national security, because it is this same qualities which boko haram seeks in its recruitment of teenage suicide bombers. I therefore see no difference in the mental maturity of the poster and the teenage suicide bombers.

      • Chym

        Shut up motherfucker. Go and blow up your miserable self in Israel

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      LONG LIVE BIAFRA !!

      LONG LIVE THE JEWISH STATE OF ISRAEL !!

  • Mexx

    Trump is a great man. The best president r this time. An action man who gets things done and not just the all talk and no action type of politician like Obama and co. God bless you president Trump!!

  • Nnamdi Ugwuadu

    God bless Donald Trump for that bold action of moving the US capital to Jerusalem. Apart from US, Biafra is the second Nation in the world that has accepted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. All hail Biafra!

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      ALL HAIL BIAFRA !!

      LONG LIVE THE JEWISH STATE OF ISRAEL !!

  • mayGodpunishopressors

    God will always get a partner to fulfill His word on earth. He partnered with Moses to deliver Israel from Egypt. He partnered with Noah to preserve human lives, etc and in our generation He has found a partner to restore Jerusalem back to the Jews. Even a blind, deaf and dump should know by now that God raised Trump for a time like this. Its better to be on God’s side than on the side of selfish politicians that will always head to destruction.

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