Trump plans to announce tomorrow that the US embassy to Israel is being moved to Jerusalem.
Donald Trump appeared on the verge of formally recognising Jerusalem as the “capital of Israel”, in a move that would upend decades of US presidential diplomacy and could trigger unrest across the Middle East.
WHY? No country on Earth has their embassy in Jerusalem. It’s recognized as very delicate bit of diplomacy — all the Islamic nations, including both Iran and Saudi Arabia, are united in their condemnation of such a move, and it would be nothing but a pointless provocation.
Mustafa Barghouti, a member of the Palestinian legislative council, called the planned relocation “a very reckless and dangerous act from the side of the US president”.
Speaking from Ramallah, he told Al Jazeera that such a move would not “take into consideration what it means to 1.6 billion Muslims, to 2.2 billion Christians, and to 360 million Arabs”.
“It will create a very serious reaction and destabilise the region – and definitely destabilise the situation in Palestine itself,” he added.
“If President Trump proceeds with moving the embassy, he will be killing completely any future American role in any future peace process.”
It gains us nothing to move the embassy, but it will inflame the region and trigger more violence.
It’s almost as if he’s looking for a magic switch he could flip to generate international incidents to distract from the corruption and criminality he’s fomenting at home.