Trump’s foolhardy move
If President Donald Trump’s foreign policy moves have been driven by putting “America first,” his intention to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and move the United States embassy there would be more foolhardy if carried out. Of course, it may be intended to shift attention, from the investigation which has now snared his former security advisor Michael Flynn. But what else?
President Trump has eagerness to accomplish something big. So after declaring engagement with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea a “failure,” his administration has reportedly concluded “delaying the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has done nothing to achieve peace.”
Trump has received warnings of the consequences from carrying out the relocation from around the world. If he chooses to disregard their wise counsel, he will not only be going back on his words to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about his commitment to facilitating an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, he will open a Pandora’s box of turmoil that experience suggests will be felt worldwide.