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So is it a big deal that Trump decided we are going to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights? I don't understand that Israel stuff at all ...
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So is it a big deal that Trump decided we are going to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights? I don't understand that Israel stuff at all ...
Sure, I trust someone like Trump, who generally carefully studies a subject before jumping in, to do the right thing when it comes to unnecessarily taking sides with regard to land disputes in a holy war.
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So is it a big deal that Trump decided we are going to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights? I don't understand that Israel stuff at all ...
Yes it's a big deal and a stupid and potentially dangerous move. He's using Israel as a tool to pander to fundamentalists here in the U.S. and is telling Muslims they can go fuck themselves in the strongest possible way.
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Yes it's a big deal and a stupid and potentially dangerous move. He's using Israel as a tool to pander to fundamentalists here in the U.S. and is telling Muslims they can go fuck themselves in the strongest possible way.
As has been his case with most of his decisions in the region. It's politically safe to take an anti-Muslim stance, such as moving the embassy to Jerusalem.
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It also allows him to proclaim he's more friendly to Jewish people and Israel than the Democrats are who went out and elected a Mooslim.
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Super Cool Jared, and Super Legal!





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Hmm, if Jared is using WhatsApp for official government business, that means that whoever is on the other end of that conversation is as well. We need a list of all THOSE people too.
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LOL, at he "may"...


He's said the same thing before, then the white house ignored him and he didn't do shit.
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It also allows him to proclaim he's more friendly to Jewish people and Israel than the Democrats are who went out and elected a Mooslim.
Well that and the doomsday cult that is American evangelism wants Israel to have complete control of the holy land to kickstart the apocalypse.
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Yes it's a big deal and a stupid and potentially dangerous move. He's using Israel as a tool to pander to fundamentalists here in the U.S. and is telling Muslims they can go fuck themselves in the strongest possible way.
What was the fallout from moving the embassy to Jerusalem? The predictions were that it would cause serious outbreaks in violence. Did that happen?
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What was the fallout from moving the embassy to Jerusalem? The predictions were that it would cause serious outbreaks in violence. Did that happen?
Yes

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/14/dead...jerusalem.html
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Yes it's a big deal and a stupid and potentially dangerous move. He's using Israel as a tool to pander to fundamentalists here in the U.S. and is telling Muslims they can go fuck themselves in the strongest possible way.
Israel has an election in 3 weeks, and Bibi is up to his neck in corruption investigations. In fact:

Israel's Attorney General plans to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for corruption.

The announcement comes just weeks before Netanyahu is up for reelection to a record fifth term in Israel's April 9th national ballot.


He also faces a tough re-election challenge from the very popular former army chief Benny Gantz, who currently leads polls.

So this Golan thing, and Bibi's visit to the US (next week) so close to the election in Israel, is also Trump throwing Bibi a pre-election gift.

Edited: Oh and...

In a notable recent policy change, the State Department no longer refers to the West Bank and Golan Heights as “occupied” by Israel.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/mideast...-trump-n985661

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Thank you. But that's not the type of violence that people were warning would happen. There were claims that it would inflame Palestinians to violence. Based on that report (if it is accurate), the violence seemed to come from Israel.

The belief by many of Israel's infallibility is ultimately counterproductive to reasons for their support. Using deadly force against people with rocks, slingshots, and flaming kites is (or should be) criminal.
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And you lot get off my yard, criticizing Israel and/or policy towards Israel on this forum is my job. Now it just feels like I'm in an episode of the Twilight Zone.
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Of course, lil Donnie doesn't care about international law.

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Hey Russia, invading Crimea was ok!
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Of course, lil Donnie doesn't care about international law.
Or domestic law. Or biblical laws.
He only grudgingly obeys the laws of physics.
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Old 03-21-19, 03:27 PM
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Trump is doing this bullshit to allow racist pieces of shit like Milo Yianapoulous, Ben Shapiro, Jacob Wohl and other assholes to promote their white supremacist agendas.
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Of course, lil Donnie doesn't care about international law.

https://twitter.com/ElBaradei/status...89823433785344
Yeah, keep telling him that he's breaking the law and do fuck all about it.
The law doesn't matter if it can't be enforced.
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Another ethnically diverse crowd
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hmmm


Sounds bad, but I know from experience when texting people, if you try to send high def porn over regular text messages, it can come out really pixelated, and I'm guessing you can't send 100s of megs of data over white house email, so an app like Whatsapp is necessary in those situations.

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He only grudgingly obeys the laws of physics.
His hair doesn't.
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hmmm

https://twitter.com/NPR/status/1108791715413012480

Sounds bad, but I know from experience when texting people, if you try to send high def porn over regular text messages, it can come out really pixelated, and I'm guessing you can't send 100s of megs of data over white house email, so an app like Whatsapp is necessary in those situations.
Again, it's only really "against the law" if they actually enforce said law.

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Again, it's only really "against the law" if they actually enforce said law.
It definitely makes Lindsey's push for yet ANOTHER investigation into Hillary's emails in a different light ... Will he push for a Jared investigation as well? I'm guessing ...... not.
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Brilliant he's talking to Maria..

Apparently reporters bring it up all the time, nothing to do with him tweeting about him all weekend long, leading to people asking him about it.
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