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'Death to America'

Posted by on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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'Death to America': Lebanese press issues threats after Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, while Turkey says US has ‘pulled the pin on a bomb’


A pro-Hezbollah newspaper in Lebanon has declared 'Death to America' on a front page showing a burning US flag after Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The US President has sparked fury across the Middle East with his announcement yesterday, which changed decades of American policy.

As fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region, Lebanon's al-Akhbar paper warned there is a 'capable, empowered resistance' in Palestine 'that owns thousands of rockets that can strike Tel Aviv'. Hezbollah, a heavily-armed military and political organisation, has fought numerous conflicts with Israel since it was formed in 1982.

It comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Trump of throwing the Middle East into a 'ring of fire' and compared him to a 'blender' stirring up trouble in the area. The Country's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said the US 'has pulled the pin on a bomb ready to blow in the region.'

Russia's Foreign ministry said this morning that it viewed Trump's move with 'serious concern' and will criticise the new stance at the UN Security Council.

Trump's White House speech yesterday was also greeted by demonstrations and a threat from Hamas, who called for a new 'intifada', or uprising, against Israel after saying the President had 'opened the gates of hell' with his 'flagrant aggression'.

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Trump had 'bound himself forever' to the history of Jerusalem with his announcement and claimed other states are now considering following the U.S. lead.

Spontaneous protests broke out in Gaza overnight, with angry youths burning tires, American and Israeli flags and Trump posters. The Israeli military said it would deploy several battalions to the West Bank ahead of Friday, while other troops have been put on alert to address 'possible developments.'

Netanyahu said that 'we are already in contact with other states that will make a similar recognition.'

He says the 'time has come' and expressed confidence that others will follow suit and move their embassies to Jerusalem.

Last night, he hailed the move as 'historic' and said any peace deal with the Palestinians must concede that Jerusalem is Israel's capital.

Meanwhile, the Israeli military said it will be deploying additional troops to the West Bank ahead of Friday, when mass Palestinian protests are anticipated in response to Trump's move.

The army statement on Thursday says it will deploy several battalions to the territory while other troops have been put on alert to address 'possible developments.'

Palestinians went on strike across the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip on Thursday and protests are expected on Friday after midday prayers.

This morning, two senior White House officials admitted Trump's move could temporarily derail the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

According to CNN, one of the unnamed sources said the President's peace team had not spoken to angry Palestinian officials since the announcement but that they were 'pretty sure' that 'derailment' of the peace process would be 'temporary'.

One official said: 'A lot of people put their heads into this decision to see how do we make this happen without at the same time throwing the peace process out of the window,'

The second added: 'In terms of a moment where it could happen, where it could be the least disruptive at a moment in time, this is the moment. We know there will be some short term pain, but think it will help in the long run.'


In a speech in Washington, Trump said his announcement marked the beginning of a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

But Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, urged Arabs and Muslims to 'undermine the US interests in the region' and to 'shun Israel.'

Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh said the Palestinian people 'know how to respond properly to the disregard of their feelings and sanctuaries.'

He added that the decision 'will not change the facts of history and geography.'


President Trump recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital yesterday - a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering a fresh spasm of violence in the Middle East.

'Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital,' the US leader declared from the White House. 'Acknowledging this as a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace.'

'It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,' Trump said, urging calm and 'the voices of tolerance to prevail over the purveyors of hate.'

The declaration - met by fierce regional condemnation - ends seven decades of deliberate diplomatic ambiguity about the final status of a holy city vociferously claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.

Although welcomed by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a 'courageous and just decision,' Trump's move also left the already faltering peace process in deep doubt.


Mahmud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization said Trump has destroyed the two-state solution, warning the United States could no longer hope to be a peace broker, while Hamas - the Palestinian Islamist movement that runs the Gaza Strip - said Trump's decision opens 'the gates of hell on US interests in the region.'

Making the announcement, Trump also kicked off the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

That makes good on a campaign promise dear to evangelical Christian and right wing Jewish voters - as well as donors - in what he said marked the start of a 'new approach' to solving the thorny Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump's predecessors - from Bill Clinton to George Bush - made similar campaign promises. But they quickly reneged upon taking office and assuming the burden of war and peace.

Having taken office with no foreign policy experience and denouncing experts, Trump was determined to show his arrival in Washington spells the end of business as usual.

'Many presidents have said they want to do something and they didn't do it,' Trump said in the run-up to his historic address.

'Whether it's courage or they changed their mind, I can't tell you,' he said. 'I think it's long overdue.'


'I'm intending to speak to President Trump about this matter. Our position has not changed, it has been a long standing one and it is also a very clear one. It is that the status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement.' British Prime Minister Theresa May

'These deplorable and unacceptable measures deliberately undermine all peace efforts.' Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas

'This decision will open the gates of hell on US interests in the region.' Hamas official Ismail Radwan

The move will have 'dangerous repercussions on the stability and security of the region and efforts to attain peace'. King Abdullah of Jordan

'This decision is a regrettable decision that France does not approve of and goes against international law and all the resolutions of the U.N. Security Council.' French President Emmanuel Macron

'I have consistently spoken out against any unilateral measures that would jeopardize the prospect of peace for Israelis and Palestinians.' U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

'We call upon the U.S. Administration to reconsider this faulty decision which may result in highly negative outcomes and to avoid uncalculated steps that will harm the multicultural identity and historical status of Jerusalem.' Turkey's Foreign Ministry

'Death sentence for all who seek peace.' Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani

'I pray to the Lord that its identity is preserved and strengthened for the benefit of the Holy Land, the Middle East and the whole world and that wisdom and prudence prevail to prevent new elements of tension from being added to a global context already convulsed by so many cruel conflicts.' Pope Francis


'That they claim they want to announce [Jerusalem] as the capital of occupied Palestine is because of their incompetence and failure,' –Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei

'The aspirations of both parties must be fulfilled and a way must be found through negotiations to resolve the status of Jerusalem as the future capital of both states.' European Union Foreign Affairs Chief Federica Mogherini


The announcement leaves many angry US allies and leaders across the Middle East trying to find a measured response and hoping that the tinderbox region is not destined for yet another round of bloodshed.

Saudi Arabia's royal court, led by King Salman and his powerful son, today condemned the Trump administration's decision in a rare public rebuke by the royal court of their US ally.

Saudi Arabia, a regional powerhouse that could help the White House push through a Middle East settlement, said on Thursday the kingdom had already warned against this step and 'continues to express its deep regret at the U.S. administration's decision,' describing it as 'unjustified and irresponsible.'

Trump's move puts the Sunni nation in a bind. The kingdom, particularly its powerful crown prince, Mohammad Bin Salman, enjoys close relations with Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Iraq's senior shi'ite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani also joined the condemnation today.

'This decision is condemned and decried, it hurt the feelings of hundreds of millions of Arabs and Muslims,' said a statement from Sistani's office.

'But it won't change the reality that Jerusalem is an occupied land which should return to the sovereignty of its Palestinian owners no matter how long it takes,' it said, calling on the 'Umma', or Islamic nation, 'to combine its efforts that purpose.'


Iraq's Foreign Ministry has also summoned the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad to hand him a memo protesting against Trump's decision.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban denounced Trump's decision as a 'reckless step' and said it will 'fan the flames of conflict in the entire world especially the Middle East'.

A Taliban statement to the media on Thursday says that with the decision, America exposed its 'colonialist face and declared enmity toward Islam as well as support for policy of occupation and colonisation of Muslim lands.'

The statement also called on Muslims world over and Islamic countries to back the 'oppressed Palestinian nation'.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, meanwhile, says his government is 'deeply concerned' over Trump's move which 'hurts the sentiments of the entire Islamic world.'

US Embassies across much of the Middle East and parts of Africa have warned American citizens of possible protests as a result of Trump's decision.

The leaders of Muslim nations have deployed ever-harsher rhetoric to describe Trump's decision, dashing any hope of a muted response that would help avoid clashes. Turkey called the decision 'irresponsible' and illegal.

In a frantic series of calls, the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, the European Union, France, Germany and Turkey had warned Trump against the move. Pope Francis joined a list of leaders warning of a historic misstep.

'I cannot silence my deep concern over the situation that has emerged in recent days,' the pontiff said Wednesday.

In Brussels, the EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Trump's stance could take the region 'backwards to even darker times'.

'President Trump's announcement on Jerusalem has a very worrying potential impact. It is a very fragile context and the announcement has the potential to send us backwards to even darker times than the ones we're already living in,' he said.

But this morning, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson responded to global criticism by saying that the U.S. President is merely recognising reality.

Speaking in Vienna, he said the US would still support a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 'if that's the desire of the two parties.'

He said Jerusalem's final status is still for Israelis and Palestinians to workout and that 'the whole world' wants a peace process.

Moving the US embassy will probably take years to implement, but the repercussions of Trump's decision preceded even his announcement.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5154805/Erdogan-Trump-throwing-Middle-East-ring-fire.html
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by Pepperlynn on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:14 AM
BREAKING: Violent protests in West Bank after Trump's Jerusalem decision

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smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:19 AM
I wonder who approved this statement. I don't see Kelly being for this or the majority of Republicans agreeing with this announcement. It was always joked that Trump would start World War 3. It doesn't seem as much of a joke anymore.
meriana
by Ruby Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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Probably had less to do with policy, a peace process, etc., and more to do with keeping huge donors like the Adelsons happy.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/the-billionaires-lobbyists-and-christian-extremists-behind-trump-e2-80-99s-jerusalem-move/ar-BBGmRPG

alhur
by Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Violence breaks out on West Bank as Hamas calls for an uprising and Turkey warns Trump has 'pulled the pin on a bomb' after the president recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital

  • US President Donald Trump sparked fury across the Middle East by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital 
  • Palestinian protesters seen hurling rocks while Israeli troops fired teared gas to disperse crowds in Bethlehem
  • Pro-Hezbollah newspaper al-Akhbar carried front page saying 'Death to America' along with a burning US flag
  • Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said America had 'pulled the pin on a bomb ready to blow in the region'
  • Hamas called for 'days of rage' and a new 'intifada' uprising after saying Trump had 'opened the gates of hell'
  • Israeli military are to deploy extra troops to the West Bank with mass Palestinian protests expected on Friday 
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims other states are now considering following America's


But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Trump had 'bound himself forever' to the history of Jerusalem with his announcement and claimed other states are now considering following the US lead. 

Israeli security forces fire teargas at Palestinian protesters
Violent protests have broken out in Bethlehem (pictured) today after US President Donald Trump enraged the Middle East by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Violent protests have broken out in Bethlehem (pictured) today after US President Donald Trump enraged the Middle East by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Footage shows Palestinians burning tyres and hurling rocks towards Israeli troops who fired off tear gas to disperse the demonstration in the city

Footage shows Palestinians burning tyres and hurling rocks towards Israeli troops who fired off tear gas to disperse the demonstration in the city

Boiling over: Rallies are also underway in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Ramallah (pictured), Nablus and Jenin

Boiling over: Rallies are also underway in the West Bank cities of Hebron, Ramallah (pictured), Nablus and Jenin

Furious Palestinian protesters could be seen burning an effigy of Donald Trump in the West Bank city of Nablus this morning

Furious Palestinian protesters could be seen burning an effigy of Donald Trump in the West Bank city of Nablus this morning

A Palestinian protester prepares to hurl a rock at Israeli troops during a rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah this morning




alhur
by Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 6:52 PM
A masked Palestinian takes part in a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip this morning

A masked Palestinian takes part in a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip this morning

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Donald Trump of throwing the Middle East into a 'ring of fire' by declaring the divided holy city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Donald Trump of throwing the Middle East into a 'ring of fire' by declaring the divided holy city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital
Lebanon's al-Akhbar paper today called the decision 'America's new Balfour' referring to the Balfour Declaration in which Britain endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East a century ago. Its front page and website declared 'Death to America' and showed a burning US flag




alhur
by Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:02 PM


Clashes: Footage from Bethlehem shows protesters and Israel security forces facing off amid tensions over Trump's Jerusalem stance

Response: Police used tear gas to disperse crowds as tensions grew on the streets of Bethlehem this afternoon

Response: Police used tear gas to disperse crowds as tensions grew on the streets of Bethlehem this afternoon

Patrol: An Israeli officer carrying a weapon walks close to Palestinian demonstrators during a day of tension on Bethlehem

Patrol: An Israeli officer carrying a weapon walks close to Palestinian demonstrators during a day of tension on Bethlehem

Israeli border police load tear gas in Bethlehem during clashes with Palestinians during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Israeli border police load tear gas in Bethlehem during clashes with Palestinians during a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel


Israeli forces were called in to disperse Palestinian protestors outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City this morning amid rising tensions following Trump's announcement

Israeli forces were called in to disperse Palestinian protestors outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City this morning amid rising tensions following Trump's announcement

Trump set off protests throughout the Middle East on Wednesday as he announced that America formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Trump set off protests throughout the Middle East on Wednesday as he announced that America formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Anger: There were demonstrations in Gaza City overnight against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Anger: There were demonstrations in Gaza City overnight against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

This morning, two senior White House officials admitted Trump's move could temporarily derail the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Pictured: Demonstrations on Gaza City overnight
Demonstrators in Gaza City burned tyres, shouted slogans and held posters of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat during a protest against  US President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital
  • This was the scene overnight as demonstrators hurled tyres on to a fire in protest against Donald Trump's announcement yesterday
Hundreds of Palestinians are protesting in cities across the West Bank and Gaza Strip against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Hundreds of Palestinians are protesting in cities across the West Bank and Gaza Strip against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Palestinians burn posters of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Donald Trump, during a protest in Gaza City



12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:28 PM

Well looks like TRUMP made another good decision by supporting Israel, over the death to America religion of peace...

Carpy
by Emerald Member on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:37 PM
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Bush and Obama both proclaimed Jerusalem was the capital.
Reading.Rainbow
by Sif on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:48 PM


Quoting 12hellokitty:

Well looks like TRUMP made another good decision by supporting Israel, over the death to America religion of peace...

Christianity calls itself the religion of peace, even though they have been the cause of death for more people than any government that has ever existed.

Religions aren't peaceful, certain people are.

PPCLC
by Lisa on Dec. 7, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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I believe Bill Clinton did as well but I could be wrong.

Quoting Carpy: Bush and Obama both proclaimed Jerusalem was the capital.


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