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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:29 AM

Middle East on edge after Trumps dangerous Jerusalem move

Source: NBC

Angry clashes erupted in the West Bank Thursday as the Middle East braced for violence over President Donald Trump's contentious decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

U.S. embassies around the world were on alert for protests after the announcement, which sparked uproar among world leaders and upended decades of American policy.

In Bethlehem, Israeli police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators while Palestinians set tires alight and threw rocks in Ramallah. In Jerusalem, about 20 chanting protesters at the historic Damascus Gate were ordered to leave by police.

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Powerful Palestinian Islamist group Hamas called for a new intifada — or uprising — against Israel while a prominent Iraqi militia Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, said Trump’s “stupid decision” could become a "legitimate reason" to attack U.S. forces in Iraq.


Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/trump-jerusalem-uproar-middle-east-braces-violent-protests-n827301



That didn't take long. I wonder if this is what he wanted?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:32 AM

1. And who saw this coming ...

... besides everybody?

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:38 AM

3. The Dome of the Rock is one of Islam's most holy shrines.

The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: قبة الصخرة‎ Qubbat al-Sakhrah, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע‎ Kippat ha-Sela) is an Islamic shrine located on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem.

It was initially completed in 691 CE at the order of Umayyad Caliph Abd al-Malik during the Second Fitna, built on the site of the Roman temple of Jupiter Capitolinus, which had in turn been built on the site of the Second Jewish Temple, destroyed during the Roman Siege of Jerusalem in 70 CE. The original dome collapsed in 1015 and was rebuilt in 1022–23. The Dome of the Rock is in its core one of the oldest extant works of Islamic architecture.[2]

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Bringing gas to a fire.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:34 AM

2. As you sow, so shall you reap.

People likely will die as a result of this decision. Once again, he's proved himself to be a national embarrassment.

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