Dec 6, 2017
"Jerusalem Is the Capital of Israel"

"Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: Jerusalem is Israel's capital," President Donald Trump historically announced Wednesday.

By COLlive reporter

The United States is formally recognizing the holy city of Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel, President Donald Trump said.

The historic announcement on Wednesday at the White House marks a major shift in U.S. policy in the Middle East.

"Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious -- that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality," Trump said.

"While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering," President Trump said.

For 70 years, the U.S. embassy has been based in Tel Aviv based on the thought that the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations would determine the final status of Jerusalem.

Trump called his decision a "a long overdue" step to advance the peace process.

Jerusalem is the home of the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, the Israeli Supreme Court and home of the Prime Minister, the President said.

"It is not just the heart of 3 great religions, but it is also the heart of one of the most successful democracies in the world," he said.

"The Israeli people have built a country where people of all faiths are free to live and worship according to their beliefs."

Trump said he has directed the State Department to begin preparation to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"A new embassy, when completed, will be a magnificent tribute to peace," President Trump said.


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If anyone if familiar with a time this matter has ever been discussed by th Rebbe, please share. Thank you.
(12/6/2017 11:08:22 AM)
השגחה פרטית
What are the ramifications that this is happening on יט כסלו (GMT)?
(12/6/2017 11:56:00 AM)
So amazing
Chodesh Kislev= Chodesh Hageula
Let this be a start to real peace with Moshiach Now!!
(12/6/2017 12:45:36 PM)
Yud Tes Kislev
Can someone put this together with Yud Tes Kislev?
(12/6/2017 12:49:27 PM)
May it be his will to usher in his eternal kingdom with,
משיח כאו!!!
(12/6/2017 12:52:21 PM)
Mazal tov! Beautiful!
Amazing ! Wonderful news! At last ! The beginning of many good things for Israel and the world.
(12/6/2017 1:01:11 PM)
just my opinion
i dont think this was necessary but once they started talking about it we cant show giving into threats
(12/6/2017 1:07:23 PM)
Moshiach's times!!!
Saadam hussein was also captured on Yud Tes kislev. Hischalta lgeula
(12/6/2017 1:26:34 PM)
To #1
The Rebbe always said that we must tell the world that all of Israel belongs to the Jews as an inheritance from Hashem and there is no 2 state solution to discuss
(12/6/2017 1:42:00 PM)
Where is the chanuka menora??
(12/6/2017 1:52:45 PM)
i never thought it was important
but it did give me the chills, esp chag hageula. whatever happens down here means something is going on lmaala or vice versa so looks like a step closer to geula, iyh, hopefully
(12/6/2017 1:54:12 PM)
The Chabad angle
Obviously we care about what is happening in Isreal, but does anyone know the Rebbe's take on the embassy issue?
(12/6/2017 1:56:17 PM)
Chag Hageula
The last king of Edom turns over its treasure to Moshiach.
Trump,as the leader of Edom, recognizes that Yerusholayim
belongs to the Jewish people, 19 kislev, chag haguela is the seed of the geula shelemo.Trump would not have done this if the Sar of Edom had not consented, which explains the loud outcry from the world as they sense their imminent downfall to Moshaich.
(12/6/2017 2:31:13 PM)
Whatever happens we are still in Golus. Moshiach will come when u do another Mitzva and help another fellow Jew (no matter if it means the Jew standing next to you who you know too well). Trump could play all his cards right or wrong and good luck to him, at the same time Israel will still be what is is, a country run NOT as a Jewish country.
We are still waiting and working towards Moshiach!
(12/6/2017 2:36:04 PM)
hashgacha protis
look at the baal haturim in today's chitas!! amazing hashgacha protis! MOSHIACH NOW!!!!!!
(12/6/2017 2:46:45 PM)
European cowards
Europe is terrified of the Muslim response. The British PM came out against the move. Here I was thinking that Britian was the one European country with a backbone...

We've come a long way since WWII.
(12/6/2017 2:47:41 PM)
And some people thought Hillary will be better
(12/6/2017 3:29:27 PM)
Shleimus HaAretz
Kol HaKavod to President Trump! In his own words he echoed the Rebbe's counsel that "those who are afraid of the Nation's o objections have seen in the past - and continue to see - the complaints remain just as strong no matter if Israel settles one place or the entire border."

Thus President Trump declared,
"Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious -- that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality."

No doubt more work to be done but this appears to be on the right track and comes at an auspicious moment in our Chabad history.

Crown Hts Women for the Safety and Integrity of Israel
(12/6/2017 4:29:51 PM)
To number 14
The whole world will recognize Israel as Jews so this is one thing towards moshiach
(12/6/2017 4:43:47 PM)
In todays chitas the bal haturim says:
'אף ירושלים סופה בכבוד'
(12/6/2017 5:13:20 PM)
Trump is amazing
Thank you Hashem
(12/6/2017 5:37:18 PM)
On Erev Y"T (Yud Tes) Kislev
This is so amazing that on ER"H (Erev Rosh HaShana) LaChassidus the President of the US announces that the US embassy will be moved from TA (Tel Aviv) to Yerushalayim, pretty much by all the Y"T Kislev Farbrengens the Rebbe would speak abt E"H (Eretz HaKodesh) in all inyanim especially abt not giving back land & the security of the borders, Y"T Kislev is the Geulah of the Alter Rebbe which is connected to the final Geulah bec Chassidus is the revelation of G-d which is the whole concept of Melech HaMoshiach when the world will recognize & understand G-dlyness, so yes this is very amazing how the day before Y"T Kislev the beginning of moving of the US embassy is starting to happen such Hashgacha Pratis !! To #15 where in today's Sedra of Chitas do we find this Bal HaTurim plz ?
(12/6/2017 5:54:44 PM)
he actually did it
politicians are not supposed to keep their promises. They are supposed to keep talking about doing it but never deliver so that they will always have that issue to run on for every election cycle
(12/6/2017 6:10:29 PM)
how is this a step towards peace?
the next step is telling israel . "cmon now, we've done what nobody's ever done for you before. now you've gotta reciprocate and help further the peace process. how? by making serious concessions, guys."
we jews don't need anyone to tell us that yerushalayim is the capital of israel. so now america tells us what we already know. hip, hip, hooray! what price is israel going to be asked to pay for this vacuous statement? what will they be blamed for if they don't want to give away the west bank-especially now that iran is literally next door to us? what will israel be able to do if there is a sudden american post script, like, " oh, by the way, we're not necessarily including "east jerusalem" (as in altshtut : har habayis; the kosel, the jewish quarter etc.
time for moshiach,now, big time!
(12/6/2017 7:12:24 PM)
To #14
It's interesting to note that in yud tes kislev תשנ"ב the rebbe announced that we are right now in yemos hamoshiach!! Yes it's true that we don't have the complete redemption with the building of the beis hamikdosh etc. BUT the era of moshiach has definitely started, and the effect that moshiach is going to have on the world before he actually comes definitely started, as the rebbe said clearly in the sicha of mishpotim תשנ"ב in regards to the un.
(12/6/2017 7:23:08 PM)
I remember
the Rebbe saying at a frabregen around the time of the Camp David talks,that if negotiations continue,the nations will be knocking/banging on the gates of Yerushalyim,ie to give it to the arabs. This of course occurred. Today's events can only be interpreted as Moshiacdik.
(12/6/2017 8:19:54 PM)
Hashem bless president trump! 👱🏽He has a lot of courage! He’s truly amazing!
(12/6/2017 9:10:37 PM)
Cant believe I'm saying this, but I'm proud of trump.
(12/6/2017 10:43:33 PM)
To #15, #20
The Baal HaTurim referenced is on Possuk Tes-Vov of Revi'i: On the words, "ויחשבה לזונה" he compares it to the words from Eichah, איכה היתה לזונה, regarding Yerushalayim. He says, just as Tamar was degraded but at the end honored, so too Yerushalayim will in the end be honored. May we be Zocheh to see it B'einei Basar TODAY!

Mrs. Saxon
(12/6/2017 11:01:05 PM)
To #29
Also the word ויחשבה is the same gematria as טראמפ + 1
(12/7/2017 10:41:01 AM)
All they need is an excuse and they have been rioting in Isreal for the past 2 days and burning cars and a few people got hurt, and they have been protesting here on Trumps decision
(12/7/2017 5:07:37 PM)
(12/7/2017 5:42:12 PM)
Mamesh from HASHEM
(12/7/2017 7:34:40 PM)
No one believed in him! He's truly been proving himself as a fantastic president!
(12/8/2017 8:23:38 AM)
big Z Schapiro
we want Moshaich now G-d Bless America, G-d Bless Israel, and G-D Bless President Trump
(12/8/2017 10:55:01 AM)
Who's in charge?
Lev sarim u'melochim b'yad H'.
Hashem did it. Trump is just the tool.
I Think this declaration should be welcomed and celebrated.
(12/9/2017 9:45:06 PM)
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