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From daily The Independent in Britain today:
Jerusalem – live updates: Donald Trump expected to recognise city as Israel’s capital in hours as Palestinians burn images of US President
Despite warnings from Arab, Muslim and Western allies, President will upend decades of US policy and risk stirring unrest
- 8.17am: Palestinian representative to Britain says decision would be ‘kiss of death’ for peace process
- 8.43am: US intention to move embassy to Jerusalem is sign of ‘incompetence and failure’, Iran’s Supreme Leader says
- 8.55am: Boris Johnson says UK has no plans to move embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem
- 9.16am: Pope Francis calls for city’s ‘status quo’ to be respected
According to Dutch NOS TV today, the Christian Union, a religious fundamentalist party, the smallest partner in the new Dutch four party coalition government, wants the Dutch government to follow Trump (translated):
and [Dutch] embassy back to Jerusalem!
The Dutch embassy had moved from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in 1980.
The Dutch Centrum Informatie en Documentatie Israël, a Zionist Jewish organisation, opposes Trump’s move, saying it may cause violence.
Haaretz Editorial: West Jerusalem must be the capital of Israel and East Jerusalem the capital of the Palestinian state: here.
120 Jewish Studies Scholars Condemn Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration. Trump’s declaration “adds insult to ongoing injury and is practically guaranteed to fan the flames of violence,” argue scholars: here.
Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital sparks anger, protests: here.
PROTESTS ABOUND, BUT TRUMP’S BASE LOVES THE JERUSALEM MOVE Despite protests in Gaza and calls by Hamas for a new Palestinian uprising, Trump’s move of the embassy to Jerusalem is a hit with evangelical Christians. [HuffPost]
The best soccer team in Jerusalem announced Sunday that it was renaming itself to honor President Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. Beitar Jerusalem praised the president on Facebook. … Beitar, currently in second place in the Israeli Premier League, is known for its support among right-wing Jews. Unlike other teams in the Israeli league, Beitar has long refused to sign Arab players. When the club signed two Chechen athletes in 2013 as their first Muslim players in recent memory, two fans lit the team’s office on fire in protest: here.
U.S. SHUTTERS ‘EMBASSY’ TO PALESTINE The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. embassy to Israel. [AP]
The Trump administration left major liberal Jewish organizations off its invitation list for a mysterious White House meeting scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, but invited three officials from the hawkish Zionist Organization of America, the Forward has learned: here.