A decision by Donald Trump this Thursday could prove fateful for the immediate future of Jerusalem, the wider Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region.
He must decide whether to renew a presidential waiver, signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, that expires on June 1. The six-month waiver delays implementing a law passed by Congress in 1995 that requires the US to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and relocate its embassy there from Tel Aviv.
It is a law every president for the past 22 years has baulked at. It would pre-empt the Oslo accords and negate Washington’s assumed role as “honest broker”. Carrying out Congress’s wish would deny the Palestinians East Jerusalem, the only credible capital of a future Palestinian state.
But equally significantly, the law would recognise Israel’s efforts to claim sovereignty over the Old City’s holy places, especially the incendiary site of Al Aqsa mosque. That could provoke a conflagration both locally, among Palestinians, and more generally in the Middle East.
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My prediction is that he will cave in to the Israelis. His recent deals with Egypt and Saudi Arabia were bribes to keep them out of the ensuing fray.
There is only one semi-legitimate reason for recognizing Jerusalem - to enable the fulfillment of the prophecy about the Antichrist declaring himself to be G-d in the Jewish temple. You can read about it here:
I firmly believe The Founders of the United States meant our nation to be a machine for bringing about the Biblical End Times. What Trump is about to do is another cog in the wheels of that machine.
Perhaps THAT is why Satan's minions in DC and Hollywood are resisting Trump so strongly - because they know that Satan is about to be cast down to earth and that their time is short.