According to the Israeli media outlet Yedioth Ahronoth, US President Donald Trump is planning to announce that the USA officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while also weighing the possibility of fulfilling his campaign pledge of moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The result and outcome of this report is in sharp contrast with the recently presented UN resolutions that the United Nations General Assembly passed in New York last week. The UN passed six new resolutions against the Jewish state, including one denying Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem 151-6.
According to one resolution (‘Jerusalem’), “the Assembly reiterated that any actions by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem were illegal and therefore null and void.”
Potential US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is in staunch violation with the UN resolutions, making and addressing the relocation of the US embassy, reportedly motivated by domestic political considerations related to renewed pressure from Republicans and evangelical Christians regarding US policy towards the Jewish state.
In a speech on Tuesday marking the 70th anniversary of United Nations Resolution 181, which endorsed the establishment of a Jewish state in what was then British Mandatory Palestine, Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump is “actively considering” moving the embassy.
Palestinian spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said on Friday that a US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem are “equally dangerous to the future of the peace process and would take the region into the square of instability.”
United with Israel / AA Magnum Analyst News 2017.