Worldwide Muslim backlash at US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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1. DONALD Trump officially announced the US will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital in a 'declaration of WAR' amid global fury over the controversial announcement.

Speaking at the White House today, the US President said his announcement was nothing more than a "recognition of reality and the right thing to do, something that has to be done".

He announced that the United States will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel after days of speculation.

And he directed the State Department to begin looking for a site for an embassy in Jerusalem, in a move from their existing site in Tel Aviv - a process which is expected to take years, although Trump has signed a six-month delay to the move.

'IRRESPONSIBLE' Turkey condemns Trump Israel speech as protests break out across Istanbul.

...his announcement has been met with global condemnation, with the Tunisian Labour union UGTT declaring Trump’s speech as tantamount to a “declaration of war” as they called for mass protests across the middle east....

Trump called his decision a "a long overdue" step to advance the peace process and added: "I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering."...

The move has also been met with outrage from around the world.

A Palestinian envoy said the decision was a declaration of war in the Middle East....

2. ....A certain passage in the Koran links the Prophet Muhammad with Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. That passage, the seventeenth Sura, entitled 'The Night Journey', relates that Muhammad was carried by night 'from the sacred temple to the temple that is most remote, whose precinct we have blessed, that we might show him our signs...' Muslim belief identifies the two temples mentioned in this verse as being in Mecca and Jerusalem.

According to tradition, Muhammad's mystic night journey was in the company of the Archangel Gabriel, and they rode on a winged steed called El Burak (meaning `lightning'), which according to Islamic Hadith tradition was a winged, horse-like creature that was "smaller than a mule, but larger than a donkey." Stopping briefly at Mt. Sinai and Bethlehem, they finally alighted at Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and there encountered Abraham, Moses, Jesus and other prophets, whom Muhammad led in prayers. Gabriel then escorted Muhammad to the pinnacle of the rock, which the Arabs call as-Sakhra, where a ladder of golden light materialized. On this glittering shaft, Muhammad ascended through the seven heavens into the presence of Allah, from whom he received instructions for himself and his followers. Following his divine meeting, Muhammad was flown back to Mecca by Gabriel and the winged horse, arriving there before dawn.

At this hallowed site, known in Arabic as Haram al Sharif, the 9th Caliph, Abd al-Malik, built the great Dome of the Rock between 687 and 691....

3. Facing a big backlash from the Muslim world for making a mockery of Muhammad's Night Journey by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the US is trying to deflect mounting Muslim outrage by stoking up ethnic unrest in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. :)
Who cares? Jerusalem has been the Capital of Israel for 3000 years.
 

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Good grief.. Most Palestinians are descended from Jewish farmers who stayed and tended the Roman aqueducts and terraces and 500 year old olive trees. Some converted to Christianity .. others to Islam.. They intermarried with Turks, Syrians, Greeks, Romans and crusaders.
No .They never existed. The ones who CLAIM to Palestinians are Arabs. Absolutely no relation to Philistines. Who were from Crete. And never called themselves "Philistines" anyway. Philistine was a Hebrew word for Invader. In its original form.
 
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Trump is completely incurious.. He has no desire to learn anything. He wanders off in 5 minute meetings, won't read reports by his staff, doesn't attend briefings... If its not a dramatic headline about him, he's too bored.

Sounds like about 75% of the people in this country
 
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No .They never existed. The ones who CLAIM to Palestinians are Arabs. Absolutely no relation to Philistines. Who were from Crete. And never called themselves "Philistines" anyway. Philistine was a Hebrew word for Invader. In its original form.
Palestinians had NOTHING to do with the Sea people from the Med and the Aegean.. Palestinians were Arabs who lived in the Syrian province of Palestine according to Herodotus in 500 BC... same as the Hebrews who worshipped and believed just like the north coast Canaanites. … according to the Ugaritic Tablets found at Ras Shamra. That's where the Psalms came from.
 
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Who cares? Jerusalem has been the Capital of Israel for 3000 years.
Nope.. Samaria was the capital of Israel . Jerusalem was the capital of Judah. Have you forgotten that Sargon 2 settled 4 Arab tribes in Samaria circa 700 BC.
 

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The Ugarits were ruled by Egypt.

Only toward the end of the civilisation (the hymn was written over a century before Ammurapi). They traded with, and paid tribute to Egypt, but they were ruled by the Hittites for much of their existence. They disappeared in the great collapse after the eruption of Thera (Santorini).
 
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Nope.. Samaria was the capital of Israel . Jerusalem was the capital of Judah. Have you forgotten that Sargon 2 settled 4 Arab tribes in Samaria circa 700 BC.
Israel is the PEOPLE.Judah ,Samaria ,and Galilee were the Provinces.And there was Never a 'Palistine". Sargon 2 annihilated the "Philistines" after they were defeated by Israel. Never were any "Palistinians. Except in the mind of Terrorist Yasser Arafat.
 
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Israel is the PEOPLE.Judah ,Samaria ,and Galilee were the Provinces.And there was Never a 'Palistine". Sargon 2 annihilated the "Philistines" after they were defeated by Israel. Never were any "Palistinians. Except in the mind of Terrorist Yasser Arafat.
Sargon 2 had nothing to do with the Philistines.

There were 20,000 Palestinians working in Arabia before anyone ever heard of Arafat., 1950-1956. LOLOL Your history needs work. Arafat didn't showup until AFTER the Sue Crisis in 1956? I was there. I remember. Would never have happenened if not for Israel's operation Susannah.