In Israel of old, Jerusalem was the capital, but when Israel once again became in nation in 1948, Tel Aviv was named as the temporary capital until the government could be moved to Jerusalem, the historical capital of the Jewish people.
Muslims have also laid a claim to Jerusalem and have fought against Israel declaring the historic city to be their capital. The current government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to officially move the nation’s government to Jerusalem.
Barack Obama refused to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital, largely due to his being a Muslim and friends with Israel’s enemies, but President Donald Trump has made it known that he intends to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing the city as the capital of the Jewish nation.
(Haaretz) – U.S. President Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah that he plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Tuesday, according to Abbas’ spokesman and Jordanian reports. Trump also called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi and Saudi King Salman to inform them of the decision.
Senior U.S. officials have said Trump is likely on Wednesday to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital while delaying relocating the embassy from Tel Aviv for another six months, though he is expected to order his aides to begin planning such a move immediately. The officials said, however, that no final decisions have been made.
Following the call, Abbas urged the Pope and the leaders of Russia, France and Jordan to intervene against Trump’s declared intention to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Abbas’s spokesman said…
Undoubtedly, this will cause a great deal of backlash not only from the Arab – Muslim community but from neo-com Democrats and mainstream media, but then they are generally anti-Israel as was Obama and his anti-American administration. The move by Trump is very historic and go far in restoring our allied relationship with Israel that Obama worked so hard to destroy.