Netanyahu likens Trump’s Jerusalem move to notorious Balfour pledge

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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is one of the key events in Israel’s history, comparing it to the Balfour Declaration.

“There are major moments in the history of Zionism, the Balfour Declaration, the founding of the state, the liberation of Jerusalem and Trump’s announcement yesterday,” said Netanyahu in a video published on social media.

“I told him: ‘My friend the president, you are going to make history.’ Yesterday, he made history,” he added.

Netanyahu said Trump’s decision was embraced by Israelis of all stripes and quoted a religious verse to invoke the Jewish people’s alleged emotional attachment to the city.

“This is a festive and unifying moment, for the right, the left, religious, secular,” he further claimed. “We are making Jerusalem our chief joy.”

(Source / 07.12.2017)

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