by Geoffrey Grider, Now The End Begins:
President Trump, who vowed during the 2016 presidential campaign to move the embassy to Jerusalem, was due to speak by phone on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, their first call since the U.S. businessman-turned-politician took office on Friday.
THE WHITE HOUSE SAID ON SUNDAY THAT IT IS ONLY IN THE EARLY STAGES OF TALKS TO FULFILL PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S PLEDGE TO MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY IN ISRAEL FROM TEL AVIV TO JERUSALEM, AN ACTION THAT WOULD LIKELY SPARK ANGER IN THE ARAB WORLD.
“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2 (KJV)
EDITOR’S NOTE: President Trump is making good on his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. For the Bible believer out there, you can expect the move to possibly trigger events like the Rapture of the Church, the Psalm 83 War, and the Time of Jacob’s Trouble at some point during all the excitement. That’s how big a deal this move is going to be. We here at NTEB told you over a year ago that this was going to happen, so you better get ready for some major Bible prophecy fulfillment.
“We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject,” White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in a statement. Aides said no announcement of an embassy move was imminent.
Washington’s embassy is in Tel Aviv, as are most foreign diplomatic posts. Israel calls Jerusalem its eternal capital, but Palestinians also lay claim to the city as part of an eventual Palestinian state. Both sides cite biblical, historical and political claims.
President Trump, who vowed during the 2016 presidential campaign to move the embassy, was due to speak by phone on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, their first call since the U.S. businessman-turned-politician took office on Friday.
PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL ANNOUNCE MONDAY EMBASSY MOVE TO JERUSALEM
Any decision to break with the status quo is likely to prompt protests from U.S. allies in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt. Washington relies on those countries for help in fighting the Islamic State militant group, which the new U.S. president has said is a priority.
The U.S. Congress passed a law in 1995 describing Jerusalem as capital of Israel and saying it should not be divided, but successive Republican and Democratic presidents have used their foreign policy powers to maintain the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and to back negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians on the status of Jerusalem.
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