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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #105 on: December 06, 2017, 10:48:16 PM »
I'm not arguing that it wasn't part of Jerusalem, I'm just saying that 'Jerusalem" was always the derailing of the process. Because of the high political stakes of giving up Jerusalem it could never be done.

It could change now that it can be blamed on Trump
Are you kidding? Barak and Olmert both offered East jerusalem to the PA. Arafat and then Abas walked away from the table.
Pre 1967 Arabs controlled the ENTIRETY of jerusalem. I don't recall there not being any terrorism.
Blaming it on jerusalem is ridiculous. It's merely an excuse for arabs to kill more jews. THey won't be happy until Jews are completely out of israel, and anyone who insists they want peace is either indenial, living in a dream world or mentally retarded.
Just look at the 3 speechs today. Trump talked about how jerusalem is holy to jews, muslims and christians. BB did the same. Abas did not mention the jews at all.
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #106 on: December 06, 2017, 10:53:33 PM »

1) The PA will realize that they must give up on an issue that had plauged the negotiations fo the past 2 decades.

2) The PA technically isn't in a position to negotiate at all. The Ppl would revolt if they gave up on Jerusalem. It's become easier now that the blame is on the US.

3) The fact that the US is firmly behind Israel even when faced with such  overwhelming pressure, will strengthen them in the Region

4) Iran ( and others )got that message loud and clear. Trump is unpredictable, he won't back down and is willing to take significant risk.

5) The UN and EU understand that the current US administration will fight for Israel in every arena. ( Which will slow down the thought of any anti Israel motions )

6) sends the right message to Saudi Arabia aka moderate Muslim Nations that the US won't bow to terror. ( Although they opposed the move, the effect will benefit them )

There are cons as well as you articulated plus

1) it will definitely strengthen BDS movement

2) puts the US at odds again with it's closest allies.


Either way I lost my patience...so here ya go..
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #107 on: December 06, 2017, 10:53:59 PM »



Pre 1967 Arabs controlled the ENTIRETY of jerusalem.

This is factually untrue. They did not control west Jerusalem.
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #108 on: December 06, 2017, 10:57:30 PM »
So you concede the points. If the "other side" believes it, it is for one reason only: They believe in a One State Solution - Israel wiped off the map.
If I know you want something I am going to use that against you. That is how negotiations work. Trump wants a deal both sides can agree to but he just took something away from one side without them getting anything in return. This hurts the process. He also fueled the hate against the US. This puts Americans at risk. That is my take on it. It has nothing to do with how I feel what should be done.
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #109 on: December 06, 2017, 10:59:33 PM »
This is factually untrue. They did not control west Jerusalem.
Jordan controlled East Jerusalem, and Israel West Jerusalem, the city was unified after the 1967 war.
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #110 on: December 06, 2017, 11:12:13 PM »
Jordan controlled East Jerusalem, and Israel West Jerusalem, the city was unified after the 1967 war.
You are right in fact there was never a polistine land before it was Turkey than England then it got split Between the Jews and the Palestine the whole thing that they are claiming that we capture their land is a lie 😡

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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #111 on: December 06, 2017, 11:37:24 PM »
Jordan controlled East Jerusalem, and Israel West Jerusalem, the city was unified after the 1967 war.
Isn't that what I wrote?
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #112 on: December 07, 2017, 01:25:25 AM »
Source?
https://www.timesofisrael.com/abbas-admits-he-rejected-2008-peace-offer-from-olmert/
Are you kidding? Barak and Olmert both offered East jerusalem to the PA. Arafat and then Abas walked away from the table.
Pre 1967 Arabs controlled the ENTIRETY of jerusalem. I don't recall there not being any terrorism.
Blaming it on jerusalem is ridiculous. It's merely an excuse for arabs to kill more jews. THey won't be happy until Jews are completely out of israel, and anyone who insists they want peace is either indenial, living in a dream world or mentally retarded.
Just look at the 3 speechs today. Trump talked about how jerusalem is holy to jews, muslims and christians. BB did the same. Abas did not mention the jews at all.
See the link above. And of course I'm not excusing terrorists.

The fact is that it's a sensitive topic of PA ( and Israeli politicians ) to discuss negotiations of Jerusalem.

The fact that Trump gave Soo much support can make it easier for the PA to relinquish parts blaming the US.
#6 The Saudi king, an American ally since the kingdom was established visited Putin recently, was a first in many years, and the ruler of Kuwait visited Putin just before, shows that the power shift in the middle east is happening, Russia is emerging as a more dominant power in the region.
See #5
Cons

3) The US isolating itself on an issue with Global ramifications. Never a good position to be

4) Our willingness to alone ( or their pride for being ignored ) will make it harder to get allies to move closer to our position on other issues ( Iran, NK ) ( or the opposite as many will claim that the world needs a strong US to lead )

5) #4 will make it easier for China, Russia etc to work against US interests.


There's more but I think this will suffice.

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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #113 on: December 07, 2017, 01:27:04 AM »
This is factually untrue. They did not control west Jerusalem.
Jordan controlled East Jerusalem, and Israel West Jerusalem, the city was unified after the 1967 war.
The UN never recognized their sovereignty on West Jerusalem either.

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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #114 on: December 07, 2017, 02:42:53 AM »
the whole thing that they are claiming that we captured their land is a lie 😡

Really? I thought it was true??!!

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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #115 on: December 07, 2017, 08:14:48 AM »
The UN never recognized their sovereignty on West Jerusalem either.
It's part of the 1949 armistice lines, over the green line, and has been on the Israeli side in every agreement. West Jerusalem is as much legally Israel as Tel Aviv.
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #116 on: December 07, 2017, 08:17:13 AM »


See the link above. And of course I'm not excusing terrorists.

The fact is that it's a sensitive topic of PA ( and Israeli politicians ) to discuss negotiations of Jerusalem.


The link said nothing of the sort. Again, provide a source.
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #117 on: December 07, 2017, 08:38:26 AM »
It's part of the 1949 armistice lines, over the green line, and has been on the Israeli side in every agreement. West Jerusalem is as much legally Israel as Tel Aviv.
What about East Jerusalem? Where has that been in the agreements.
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #118 on: December 07, 2017, 08:39:22 AM »
What about East Jerusalem? Where has that been in the agreements.
It's been offered to the Palestinians multiple times
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Re: Do we really need the US to recognize Jerusalem as the capital?
« Reply #119 on: December 07, 2017, 08:41:26 AM »
It's been offered to the Palestinians multiple times
Dont they believe it is theirs to begin with?
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