This morning the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat, sent Trump and everyone else a great message on Twitter. He sent two pictures of him putting up the signs for the new Jerusalem embassy and, of course, thanked Trump for making it possible:
Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people – and the world is beginning to recognize this fact!
— Mayor Nir Barkat (@NirBarkat) May 7, 2018
Here’s the larger photos:
It is pretty unbelievable that all of this coincides with Israel’s 70th anniversary which they celebrate this month.
Of course, with such a celebration will come a lot of temper-tantrums in the West Bank and Gaza, and perhaps even in other countries.
Even now, Erdogan is giving speeches bashing Israel’s ‘tyranny’ of Palestinians in Jerusalem:
“What is happening in Palestine, especially in Jerusalem, is nothing other than the efforts of tyranny to justify its oppressions, even to institutionalize them. The violence that the Israeli administration has recently inflicted on the Palestinians … shows that tyranny’s boldness is increasing every day,” Erdoğan said in a speech at the International Mount of Olives Peace Awards in Istanbul.
Of course he then throws out this ominous warning:
“Whatever anyone else does, as Turkey we will continue to use the facilities and opportunities we have in our hands for the benefit of humanity, especially our Palestinian, Syrian and African brothers. In a way appropriate to the orders of God and the inheritance left by our ancestors, wherever there is a victim we’ll worker harder to stand by them,” he said.
The Palestine cause is not an issue exclusive to any nation or city, Erdoğan said, suggesting that “the future of humanity will be determined according to the stance taken regarding the cause of Palestine and Jerusalem.”
It’s going to get real ugly at some point in the future when Turkey and its allies finally decide to invade Jerusalem in the name of Allah. But for now, I think it will just be temper-tantrums.