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THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« on: January 06, 2017, 09:30:56 AM »
... the United Nations anti-Israel / pro-Muslim stance ...
defunding talk from US Republicans ... near 180.degree
reversal of policy from the TRUMP administration - as in
moving US Embassy (making Jerusalem capital?) ...
SHTF?


"The US considers pro-Western Jordan
as an important ally in a turbulent Mideast."


Jordan Says Moving U.S. Embassy
to Jerusalem is ‘Red Line’

BREITBART JERUSALEM. 6 Jan 2017

(AP) AMMAN- Jordan’s government spokesman warned on Thursday of “catastrophic” repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Such a move could affect relations between the US and regional allies, including Jordan, Information Minister Mohammed Momani told The Associated Press, addressing the issue publicly for the first time.

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Trump’s choice for US ambassador in Israel, David Friedman, has said he looks forward to working from Jerusalem. The Palestinians want to establish the capital of a future state, and various UN resolutions have negated or ignored Jewish history in the city.

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/01/06/jordan-says-moving-u-s-embassy-jerusalem-red-line/

√ Also, see this thread: http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=318459.0
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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2017, 09:40:44 AM »
"Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Dean Heller (R-NV),
and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have also introduced legislation
that would make the White House recognize
Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital."


House Passes Symbolic Resolution
Renouncing Anti-Israel UN Vote

ADELLE NAZARIAN.  5 Jan 2017

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan measure objecting to last month’s anti-Israel United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 on Thursday, garnering 342-80 votes in favor of House Resolution 11.

HR 11 was introduced and co-authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and the committee’s top Democrat Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY). It states UN Res 2334 “undermines the prospect for Israelis and Palestinians resuming productive, direct negotiations” and should be “repealed or fundamentally altered.”

Despite strong bipartisan support for the measure, at least 75  Democrats and four Republicans voted against it; many of the opposing Democrats accused Republicans of introducing HR 11 to attack Obama unfairly in the last two weeks of his presidency.

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While, in theory, HR 11 is a strong verbal condemnation of the UN’s anti-Israel resolution, it does nothing to punish the UN for its repeated attacks on Israel in practice. The bill, for example, does not call for defunding the UN and appears, instead, to be more symbolic than anything else.

http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/01/05/house-passes-symbolic-resolution-renouncing-anti-israel-un-vote/
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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2017, 10:00:39 AM »
... Ted Cruz on Larry O’Connor's Show on
Washington, D.C.-area WMAL.


√ LISTEN HERE: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/05/ted-cruz-trumps-cabinet-conservative-stars/

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"Cruz also slammed the outgoing Obama administration’s moves against Israel at the United Nations, accusing lame duck President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry of “incredible animosity for Israel.” He said that Obama, Kerry, and Vice President Joe Biden had taken a “disgraceful” parting shot at Israel.

In response, Cruz said, he expected Congress to pass legislation reaffirming its earlier commitment to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

He also reported that he had introduced legislation to cut funds to the Palestinian Authority, and that he and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) had introduced a bill to cut off funds to the United Nations until it rescinded UN Security Council Resolution 2334.

UNSC Res 2334 declared Israel’s entire presence in the West Bank — which many Israelis call Judea and Samaria, and which Israel controlled after a defensive war in 1967 — illegal, including the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem and Jewish religious and historical sites where Jews had lived for millennia."
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2017, 07:38:02 PM »
... an act of war? :o

Al-Aqsa imam: Moving US Embassy
to Jerusalem means war

Al-Aqsa imam threatens war if US goes through with
promise to move embassy to Jerusalem, calls on
Israeli Arabs to protest.

Shimon Cohen, 17/12/16

Al-Aqsa imam and Supreme Muslim Council Head Sheikh Ekrima Sa'id Sabri attacked in his weekly sermon in Al-Aqsa US President-elect Donald Trump after Trump promised to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

According to Maor Tzemach's translation of the Arab news site Palestine Information Center, in his sermon on Friday, Sabri said "moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem is a statement and a declaration of war against Arabs and Muslims."

Tzemach is chairman of the 'Lach Yerushalayim' organization, which seeks to apply Israeli sovereignty in all parts of Jerusalem.

In Sabri's opinion, Trump's decision to move the US Embassy
to Jerusalem is a equivalent to declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Sabri also called on all Muslims in Judea, Samaria, and Jerusalem to act, saying, "We are used to saying Al-Aqsa is in danger, but now the danger is real! Recently, the occupation has added an additional hour for Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, without the agreement of the Waqf. This decision will add to the number of hours we are being attacked, and allow additional attackers on the Temple Mount."

According to reports, Trump has already begun searching for
an appropriate building in Jerusalem to house the US Embassy.


http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/221848
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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 04:31:17 PM »
... so. A Big Pow-Wow in Paris discussing BIG BULLY Israel's
inhumane dirty deeds ... 72 countries ... but NO Israel?


John Kerry, 72 Countries Set to Gang Up
On Israel At Paris ‘Peace’ Summit on Sunday

AARON KLEIN.  13 Jan 2017


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TEL AVIV – In a shameful display of rogue diplomacy, 72 countries – minus Israel – are set to attend a Middle East “peace” conference in Paris on Sunday widely expected to set the parameters for a future Palestinian state.

Fresh from his 70-minute speech two weeks ago largely singling out Israel for condemnation, lame-duck Secretary of State John Kerry will represent the U.S.  at the Mideast confab. There, Kerry is slated to represent the Obama administration in crafting a “consensus” document on an Israeli-Palestinian deal.

This after a U.S. abstention last month allowed the passage of a United Nations Security Council Resolution calling the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem “occupied Palestinian territories,” and demanding a halt to Israeli construction in those areas.

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Some of the holiest sites in Judaism are located in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank, including the Western Wall and Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City; the Cave of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs in Hebron, which was home to the oldest continuous Jewish community in the world until the Jews of Hebron were massacred and expelled; the Tomb of Rachel in Bethlehem; and Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus – biblical Shechem.

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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 02:39:08 PM »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

... relations between the United States and Israel
have soured during President Barack Obama's administration ...


FRENCH PM:
PARIS SUMMIT A 'WARNING' BECAUSE 2-STATE SOLUTION THREATENED
REUTERS   15 JANUARY 2017

Just five days before Trump is sworn in, the conference
provides a platform for countries to send a strong
signal to the incoming American president.


French President Francois Hollande signaled to US President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday that a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians is the only solution. Paris has warned him that plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem could derail peace efforts.

Some 70 countries, including key European and Arab states as well as the permanent members of the UN Security Council, gathered in Paris in the presence of US State Secretary John Kerry and the European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, among others.

Hollande said in his opening speech that the summit was "... a warning ... Because the two-state solution, the one upon which the international community agreed, and this for several years, appears threatened."

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A draft communique seen by Reuters reaffirms existing international resolutions urges both sides to restate their commitment to the two-state solution and disavow officials who reject it. The communique asks the protagonists to "refrain from unilateral steps that prejudge the outcome of final status negotiations".

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/French-PM-Paris-summit-a-warning-because-2-state-solution-threatened-478504
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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2017, 08:09:27 PM »
... a prayerful, and hopefully not apocalyptic,
vision from a leading Israeli Rabbi:


“Every decision the U.N. has made is meaningless. They will
all be canceled out and are already erased in heaven,” he said.
“The resolution will fall, just as the United Nations itself will fall.”


RABBI'S VISION: 'HEAVEN WILL HELP TRUMP'
Israeli mystic says, 'Media will discover Obama is a traitor'

WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump is getting some encouragement on the eve of his swearing in this week from a prominent Israeli mystic spiritual leader who says, “When Trump takes office, he will receive help directly from heaven that will enable him overcome these obstacles, and bring peace to the world.”

Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, who has a dedicated following in Israel, made several other stunning predictions.

“The media will discover that outgoing President Barack Obama is a traitor,” he told Kikar HaShabbat, a Hebrew-language news service for Orthodox Jews. “Obama, like an injured beast, helped Hillary Clinton whose sole intention was to continue his agenda.”

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“Europe and all the other nations believe that if they hate Israel, all of the Muslims will become their allies and cease attacking them from within,” the rabbi explained. “They are wrong about that. Muslims will continue to fill up Europe by the millions. At this point, whether they help or hurt Israel, Europe will be ashes. This is the last period of suffering for the Jews. From now on, it will only get better and better.”


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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2017, 09:50:32 PM »
Fatah warns moving US
embassy will ‘open gates of hell’

Spokesman for Abbas’s party says Palestinian
people ‘won’t allow’ Trump to relocate
embassy to Jerusalem

TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF.  January 14, 2017

The spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party on Saturday warned that if the Trump administration moves the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, it will “open the gates of hell.”

Fatah spokesman Osama Qawasmeh said Donald Trump’s campaign promise, if implemented, would negate chances for peace and stability in the region, and “the Palestinian people won’t allow that happen,” according to Israel Radio. To move the embassy, he said, would be to “open the gates of hell in the region and in the whole world.”

On Friday, Abbas told Le Figaro the Palestinians might revoke their recognition of Israel: If the embassy transfer takes place, “there would be several options for us, and we would discuss them with Arab countries,” Abbas said. “Reversing our recognition of the State of Israel is one of them. But we hope that it doesn’t reach that point, and that, on the contrary, we will be able to work with the next American administration,” he added.

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Abbas has written to Trump warning of the risks of such a move and asked him to reconsider, while also flagging the concern to Arab and other world leaders, said the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad Malki.

Trump also repeatedly promised during the campaign that he would move the embassy. While past presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush also vowed on the trail to do so, neither fulfilled that promise once they assumed the responsibilities of conducting America’s foreign policy.

http://www.timesofisrael.com/fatah-warns-moving-us-embassy-will-open-gates-of-hell/
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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2017, 10:23:19 PM »
... so. A Big Pow-Wow in Paris discussing BIG BULLY Israel's
inhumane dirty deeds ... 72 countries ... but NO Israel?


John Kerry, 72 Countries Set to Gang Up
On Israel At Paris ‘Peace’ Summit on Sunday

AARON KLEIN.  13 Jan 2017


http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?action=post2;start=0;board=130

HUNDREDS OF PRO-ISRAEL DEMONSTRATORS
RALLY AGAINST MIDEAST SUMMIT IN PARIS

BYRINA BASSIST  15 JANUARY 2017

Among those present at the demonstration were
Israel's ambassador to France and the president
of the French-Jewish umbrella organization CRIF.


PARIS – Hundreds of Jews demonstrated outside the Israeli Embassy here Sunday against the Paris peace summit being held about four kilometers away at the French Foreign Ministry.

“We are here today to express our objection to the Paris Middle East Conference, which we consider as an anti-Israeli tribunal, similar to the negative decisions adopted by UNESCO and the UNSC,” Francis Kalifat, president of the French Jewish umbrella organization CRIF, told The Jerusalem Post.


French Jews, Kalifat said, are disappointed by the French leadership, which refuses to accept the fact that true peace should and could be achieved only through direct negotiations.

“France must realize that one cannot make statements and take such decisions five days before a new administration takes office in the US,” he said.

Jean B., 25, who attended the rally, said: “We are here today to tell our president that Israel has already reached out to the Palestinians in peace. The Palestinians are trying to internationalize the conflict instead of accepting Israel’s hand and opening unconditional talks.”

The Jerusalem Post.
√ CONTINUE:
http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Hundreds-of-pro-Israel-demonstrators-rally-against-Mideast-summit-in-Paris-478494
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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 11:44:08 AM »
^^^^

Guardian:
UK ‘Snub’ to Paris Mideast Summit in Nod to Trump

BREITBART JERUSALEM.  15 Jan 2017

The Guardian newspaper on Sunday featured a story titled,
“UK signals closeness to Trump with snub to French Middle East summit.”


The newspaper reported:

The British government has signalled its determination to stay close to Donald Trump’s administration by refusing to send a high-level delegation to the Middle East peace conference organised by the French government.


Neither a Foreign Office minister, nor the UK ambassador to France, will be attending the meeting on Sunday. Most large EU countries have sent their foreign minister, and the British approach may hint at future UK policy choices. The French regard the conference as a vital chance to reaffirm the case for a negotiated two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Trump’s transition team reportedly told French diplomats they disapproved of the conference going ahead, seeing it as an attempt to put unfair pressure on Israel and give an unjustified reward to the Palestinians. The British government likely fears that the conference risks becoming a means to circumscribe future US policy on Israel before the Trump team has decided this.


BREITBART:
http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/01/15/guardian-uk-snub-paris-mideast-summit-nod-trump/

GUARDIAN:
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/jan/15/uk-snubs-middle-east-peace-summit-in-paris-to-keep-trump-onside
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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2017, 10:41:53 PM »

Trump:
‘I did not forget’ Jerusalem embassy move pledge

US president-elect tells Israel Hayom daily that he doesn’t
‘break promises,’ intends to go through with relocation

ALEXANDER FULBRIGHT.  January 19, 2017

US President-elect Donald Trump told the Israel Hayom Hebrew-language daily that he intends to go through with his pledge to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, saying that “clearly I did not forget” the promise made on the campaign trail.

Asked by the paper Tuesday night at the Chairman’s Global Dinner in Washington, DC — an exclusive black tie event for diplomats and members of the incoming administration — if “you have not forgotten your promise concerning the embassy in Jerusalem,” Trump responded that “of course I remember what I said about Jerusalem.”

“You know that I am not a person who breaks promises,”
the president-elect added in comments published in Hebrew
by the paper on Thursday morning.


On Wednesday, at his farewell press conference, President Barack Obama warned that unilateral actions can be “explosive,” in apparent reference to Trump’s talk of moving the embassy.

Throughout the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed he would relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He declared at the AIPAC conference in March he would “move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.”

√ CONTINUE: http://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-i-did-not-forget-jerusalem-embassy-move-pledge/
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Re: THE ISRAELI SITUATION - 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2017, 10:03:45 PM »
^^^^^

"... Congress is 'engaged' and we are looking at the various sites (in Jerusalem) ..."

Rep. Ron DeSantis:
I Believe Trump Will Move U.S. Embassy
to Jerusalem Before June

AARON KLEIN - 5 Mar 2017

JERUSALEM – Speaking from Jerusalem in a Breitbart News exclusive interview, Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said he believes President Trump will announce the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of May.

DeSantis further stated that he identified a facility in Jerusalem – the current site of a U.S. Annex in the city’s Arnona neighborhood – that could potentially serve as a “plug-and-play” location for the Embassy “where you are literally just changing the sign to the U.S. Embassy.”

DeSantis, chairman of the subcommittee for National Security for the House Oversight Committee, was is Israel as part of a small delegation on a fact-finding tour to study the possibility of relocating the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

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“And I think president Trump has proven that he is a man of his word. I do not think he is going to sign a waiver for the Embassy. And by that point, we will already have our Ambassador, David Friedman, in place. So, I think this is going to happen.”

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/03/05/exclusive-rep-ron-desantis-believe-trump-will-move-u-s-embassy-jerusalem-june/
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