Jerusalem, Israel’s Capital: Watch the Masks Fall

Many analysts say that US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a campaign promise to evangelical Christian and right-wing Jewish voters, but there is another way of looking at it. Trump’s recognition might be a golden opportunity for two-faced opportunists to be unmasked — a shot of reality that might eventually help the peace process and solve this long-lasting conflict.

Since the declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, many Arab observers, intellectuals and academics have started to question the veracity of those jihadists who claim they are sacrificing themselves to defend Jerusalem, because when the actual announcement came — nothing happened. Those who were exploiting sensitivities related to Jerusalem — especially political Islamists, such as Hamas and Hezbollah — come mainly from the axis of resistance, led by Iran.

  • Watchman

    The truly scary fanatical jihadists like Hamas shouldn’t care where Israel has its capital: Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, as they have always explicitly planned for the complete genocide of all Jews and the obliteration of the state of Israel. Their plan remains the same: there will be no sanctuary even in Tel Aviv.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Israel can take care of itself very well.

      • Shebel

        No. They can’t.

  • Brett_McS

    I suspect that the same result would apply if Israel were to take over all of the land between Jordan and the Sea, as they have every right to do.

  • Ed

    I’ve been listening to news of the “peace process” for 40 years.

    the “process” has become an industry.

    • canminuteman

      There will never be peace in the middle east. If Israel survives there will always be conflict with muslims. If it doesn’t, the muslims will quite happily kill each other.

    • Alain

      Yes and a very lucrative industry at that except for the Israelis.

  • Shebel

    Bout TIME !—-
    To Force people to take Sides.
    Might make them Pretend to be Honest.
    Not likely.
    but–It is a GOOD start.

  • Yo Mama

    Butz if yu giv terrorists thair own cuntry an giv dem Judea an Sumaria theys wills becum pieceful politishuns. Deys gave dair promise and look at the piece since!

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    So, Israel needs to care about Hamas’ feelings?
    They will still want to kill every Jew in Israel no matter where their capital is.

  • DMB