Not everyone was thrilled. In fact, many accuse Trump of playing with fire (including the Pope!), while the Palestinians and the Arab world are warning of violence.
Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital--even if it did not include moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would, "Overturn decades of consensus among international peacemakers that any change in Jerusalem's status must come as part of a negotiated deal," according to The New York Times.
The problem? The international community and the Palestinians do not recognize the fact that the land belongs to God. God gave the land to the Jews and documented the transaction in the Old Testament.
Unfortunately, because the Jews were unfaithful to God, He scattered them throughout the nations in 70 A.D. with the promise to bring them back to the Land of Israel in the last days.
For 2,000 years the Jews were exiled and their land became the God-forsaken, sparsely populated, underdeveloped land of Palestine, which nobody wanted...until God brought the Jews back and President Truman recognized Israel as a state.
Fast forward exactly 70 years to December 6, 2017.
"Incredibly, the White House announcement comes on the Hebrew date, the 17th of Kislev, the same date on which the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Partition Plan for Palestine, recognizing the State of Israel in 1947," says The Times of Israel.
A wise man once said; "Seventy years is biblically significant. You find it all through Scripture. Trump's move is historically significant. It comes exactly 70 years after his predecessor President Harry Truman recognized Israel as a state." -- Yehudah Glick, Israeli Knesset member
"Then the LORD appeared to Abram and said, "To your descendants I will give this land (Genesis 12:7).
"Thus says the Lord God: "I will gather the people of Israel from among the nations. I will bring them home to their own land from the places where they have been scattered" (Ezekiel 37:21).News:
- DEBKAfile: Palestinian leader Abbas: "Trump announcement will lead to war"; PA calls for 3 days of rage while Khomeini derides U.S. "incompetence and failure" on Jerusalem.
- Reuters: Turkey says declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital will start "fire with no end in sight"
- FNC: Trump orders State Dept. to begin moving U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.