Trump’s Plan for Israel: Divided Jerusalem, with East Jerusalem as Palestine’s Capital

As shocking as it seems, a report published last week in the Israeli newspaper Jerusalem Post, titled “Trump peace plan: divide Jerusalem, Palestinian state on 85-90% of W. Bank,” says,

“US President Donald Trump’s ‘deal of the century,’ expected to be rolled out after the [Israeli] elections on April 9, will include a Palestinian state on 85-90% of the West Bank and the division of Jerusalem.”

It is not shocking if you consider that all U.S. administrations, both left-wing and right-wing, worked hard to divide Israel.

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Shocking because, in Trump’s case, it seemed that he was going to a different direction from his predecessors. It seemed that he wanted the whole Jerusalem only for Israel. But this is not so.

In my report last year, titled “Everybody Celebrated Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital But No One Read the Fine Print or Saw the Hidden Plan: Trump Wants to Give Part of Jerusalem to Palestinians,” I had informed that Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was not clear and had loopholes for the next U.S. presidents to recognize East Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital. I had thought that a future president, not Trump himself, would use such loopholes.

According to the Jerusalem Post,

“Regarding Jerusalem, the report stated that the city would be divided, with west Jerusalem and some areas of east Jerusalem the capital of Israel, and east Jerusalem — including most of the Arab neighborhoods — the capital of a Palestinian state. Israel would retain sovereignty over the Old City and its immediate environs, the Temple Mount and the Western Wall, but it would be administered together with the Palestinians, Jordanians and perhaps other countries.”

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital made evangelicals, who elected him, happy. But his current plan, which uses loopholes to keep the traditional U.S. plan of a divided Jerusalem and a divided Israel, goes against the Bible and evangelicals.

Instead of dividing Israel, just as other U.S. presidents did, Trump could propose a plan for the relocation of Palestinians, whose majority are Muslims, to Saudi Arabia, the capital of global Islam and global Islam terror. If the Islamic dictatorship of Saudi Arabia cannot give lands to Palestinian Muslims, why should Israel do it?

The traditional U.S. plan of a divided Israel is not different of the plan of the Vatican and Russia for Israel. But because the U.S. is the largest Protestant nation in the world, why cannot the U.S. follow the will of its evangelical population, who loves what God says, in the Bible, about Israel, its land and borders?

Last December, my Facebook account was blocked for 30 days (since then, it is a 60-day block) over a post by me defending Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. I expected such block if Facebook were a company in the Vatican or Russia, because of their traditional stance supporting a divided Jerusalem and Israel.

Yet, who expects such stance from a big U.S. capitalist company owned by a Jew? Facebook’s owner is Mark Zuckerberg, an American-Jewish left-wing man.

As far as Jerusalem is concerned, I pray that Trump may put the feelings of his evangelical constituents above the feelings of Saudi Arabia, Facebook, the Vatican, Russia and the traditional U.S. neocon foreign policy.

Portuguese version of this article: Plano de Trump para Israel: Jerusalém dividida, com Jerusalém Oriental como capital da Palestina

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