Trump & Jerusalem: Why is this necessary?

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    I should post this in the CDZ, but what the hell, I'm here now.

    Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

    With everything else going on right now, why is this necessary?

    What is the NET - and I mean, above and beyond the anger this is stirring - positive of this move?
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    You don't do the right thing because it is easy

    You do the right thing because it is the right thing to do

    This has been promised to jews for a long time and Trump is the first POTUS with the balls to do it.
     
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    good question. far as i know it *is* their capital but failure to recognize it officially somehow makes people who hate israel a little happier. that would likely go back to israel being given the land long ago and stir up crap that's been stirred up in that region since that region found its first grain of sand in their shoe.

    for trump it could be just to NOT be like everyone else. he's also following through on a campaign promise. why is it important? i can't answer that unfortunately because i don't know why it hurts people one way or another what capital they have or why other than a continued reason to keep the same hate alive.

    good question - i'm anxious to hear non-trollling input and learn some also.
     
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    Who in the hell promised them??
     
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    so does this somehow formalize Israel as a country then? what is the significance of the move itself?
     
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    Who said it is their capital?
     
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    Do you think that our relationship with Israel would damaged if Trump didn't do this, right now, at this very moment?
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    Yes, it legitimizes them in their mind.

    They should be allowed to govern themself without fear of violent religious zealots threatening them.

    Trump has their back and they love him for that.
     
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    ok - then about what i figured. i just don't understand the approach of "here, have a country, piss everyone off, but to make it ok, don't have a capital...ok? ok..."

    how can anyone ask a people like this to be a "sorta" country?
     
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    Who gave them Jerusalem? Most of the Israelites are secular. Maybe they (the Israelites)are the genocidal freaks, they are certaintly not religious freaks unless they are ultra orthodox , Hasidic jews.
     
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