Russia Trump’s Trump in Jerusalem

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Russia Trump's Trump in Jerusalem

Ok I admit I didn’t see this coming:

Rus­sia rec­og­nizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s cap­i­tal, the Russ­ian For­eign Min­istry stated in a sur­prise announce­ment on Thursday.

The announce­ment comes as US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s admin­is­tra­tion is ago­niz­ing over whether to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that would con­sti­tute rec­og­niz­ing west Jerusalem as the country’s cap­i­tal. No other coun­try in the world rec­og­nizes any part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Even more importantly…

the Jerusalem Post has learned that Moscow intends for this recog­ni­tion to go into effect immediately.

Russia’s Ambas­sador to Israel Alexan­der Shein intends to meet with For­eign Min­istry offi­cials in the com­ing days to dis­cuss Moscow’s deci­sion and its ram­i­fi­ca­tions. There is cur­rently no inten­tion, how­ever, of mov­ing Russia’s embassy to Jerusalem.

The sig­nif­i­cance of this can’t be over­stated, by doing what they’ve done Rus­sia not only embarasses Don­ald Trump by get­ting to Jerusalem before he does so to speak, but it also throws a gaunt­let down to every islamic power, every arab oil exporter and to ISIS itself, lit­er­ally dar­ing them to do something.

By an odd coin­ci­dence right after a ter­ror attack in St. Peters­berg that has got­ten almost no atten­tion inter­na­tion­ally Israel did some­thing oth­ers did not:

RT noted no land­mark was lit in Russia’s national col­ors although Tel Aviv City Hall did light itself in the col­ors of Russia’s flag.

It pays to show sym­pa­thy doesn’t it?

Ok I admit I didn’t see this coming:

Russia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated in a surprise announcement on Thursday.

The announcement comes as US President Donald Trump’s administration is agonizing over whether to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that would constitute recognizing west Jerusalem as the country’s capital. No other country in the world recognizes any part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Even more importantly…

the Jerusalem Post has learned that Moscow intends for this recognition to go into effect immediately.

Russia’s Ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein intends to meet with Foreign Ministry officials in the coming days to discuss Moscow’s decision and its ramifications. There is currently no intention, however, of moving Russia’s embassy to Jerusalem.

The significance of this can’t be overstated, by doing what they’ve done Russia not only embarasses Donald Trump by getting to Jerusalem before he does so to speak, but it also throws a gauntlet down to every islamic power, every arab oil exporter and to ISIS itself, literally daring them to do something.

By an odd coincidence right after a terror attack in St. Petersberg that has gotten almost no attention internationally Israel did something others did not:

RT noted no landmark was lit in Russia’s national colors although Tel Aviv City Hall did light itself in the colors of Russia’s flag.

It pays to show sympathy doesn’t it?