TRUMP STANDS ALONE IN HIS RECOGNITION OF JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL

Despite Trump’s declaration, State Dep not recognizing Jerusalem

The State Department has long refused to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on their government documents and they are still refusing to do so even after President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement on Wednesday.

Premature rejoicing?

State Department Continues to Not Recognize Jerusalem As Capital of Israel On Government Documents

The State Department has long refused to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on their government documents and they are still refusing to do so even after President Trump’s Jerusalem announcement on Wednesday.

The Associated Press reports that the State Department will continue its policy of not listing Jerusalem-born American citizens as being born in Israel on passports. However, the policy does recognize Palestine as the birthplace of those who were born in Jerusalem before the establishment of Israel in 1948.

“At this time, there are no changes to our current practices regarding place of birth on Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and U.S. Passports,” the State Department told the AP.

Additionally, the department won’t redraw their maps, but they will use some sort of marker to demarcate the city as Israel’s capital.

“The specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem are subject to final status negotiations,” the State Department told the AP. “The United States is not taking a position on boundaries or borders.”

The State Department also has yet to be specify if other documents will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The AP report does highlight how the State Department could be a potential roadblock toward Trump establishing an embassy in Jerusalem. The department is already stating that it could take at least “three to four years” to make the move, even though the mayor of Jerusalem has stated it could theoretically only take a couple of minutes by turning the U.S. consulate into an embassy.

Additionally, the State Department under Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has repeatedly pointed the finger at Israel as the culprit for Palestinian terrorism and has previously denied that Israel has any claim on the city.

There have been prior reports of tension between Trump and Tillerson, although Tillerson has denied such reports and Trump hasn’t publicly stated that Tillerson’s job is in danger.

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Despite Trump’s declaration, State Dep not recognizing Jerusalem

4 Comments

  1. NobodysaysBOO said,

    December 13, 2017 at 17:13

    this is NOT the MAGA we voted against hillary FOR!
    NO WALL, not one INCH of a WALL in over a YEAR, therefore NO VOTES for TRUMP?
    “If not, we must accept that the humiliation that the United States, its government and its peoples have suffered is the work of the Neoconservatives and their doctrine of American World Hegemony. It is the Neoconservatives who caused the US to be at war with Muslims for 16 years. It is the Neoconservatives acting through Obama and Hillary who brought America to humiliating defeat in Syria.

    There are only a handful of these neoconservatives. Why do Americans tolerate them?

    Why doesn’t Trump have them arrested? They are anti-American, pro-Israel to the core. The Neoconservatives are the worst enemy of Americans and of all mankind.”

  2. owr said,

    December 13, 2017 at 22:39

    Let Kushner be Trump

  3. Bill Lee said,

    December 14, 2017 at 05:36

    Trump says transgender people should not be allowed in the US military, but the Pentagoons are ignoring Trump’s order. US State Department is ignoring Trump’s plan to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump is not in power. Trump is an idiot.

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