UPDATE: Abbas calls on the Pope to stop Trump! – Trump tells Abbas he’s going to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem!

It’s being reported by Palestinian media, via Haaretz, that Trump told Abbas that he is going to move our embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem:

Palestinian media reported Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he plans to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Trump spoke with Abbas, King Abdullah of Jordan and Prime Minister Netanyahu amid reports the United States is planning to formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the White House confirmed.

“The president has calls scheduled this morning with Prime Minister Netanyahu, King Abdullah of Jordan and Palestinian Authority President Abbas. We will have a readout on these calls later today,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Sanders says Trump is likely to speak with other counterparts Tuesday. She did not identify them, as those calls haven’t been confirmed.
read more: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.826990

They also report that Abbas tells Trump that will have “dangerous consequences”:

Barak Ravid from Channel 10 news also reports this from the Palestinian media:

If this is true then I applaud Trump. But get ready for a whirlwind of anger in the Middle East, especially from the Muslims Israel. Also Erdogan’s head is going to explode.

We’ll have more on this as it develops…

UPDATE:

Jordan is saying the same thing:

UPDATE:

It’s being now reported that after telling President Abbas and King Abdullah, Trump is telling Egypt:

Don’t bother clicking the link. It isn’t updated yet with the breaking news.

But it does really sound now like Trump intends to move the embassy. I must admit I’m a bit shocked.

UPDATE:

Abbas appears to be pretty desperate now, calling on the Pope, among others, to stop Trump from moving the US embassy to Jerusalem:

Again, it’s breaking news so the article hasn’t been updated with what’s in the tweet yet.

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