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I was curious why all the kerfuffle about Trump's and now the Australian government wanting to move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Indonesia is the world's biggest muslim country by population, and it is interesting how they feel about the move:

 

Australia moving its embassy in Israel to the city of Jerusalem would risk a significant backlash in Indonesia including “mass rallies” and boycotts of Australian products, a Human Rights Watch researcher has warned.... 

“Politically, Palestine is becoming a lightning rod,” he said.

Palestine is becoming a cause – campaign material – easily used within many, many Muslim organisations.  Not only the radical, but also the moderate ones. If it is about Palestine, their position is more or less always similar.”  https://www.sbs.com.au/news/warning-of-mass-rallies-boycotts-if-morrison-pushes-ahead-with-jerusalem-embassy-move

 

This is upsetting the Muslims in the whole world, making an already uneasy religious/political situation even more unstable.  I just don't see the US or Australia's rationale for moving embassies and risk upsetting a lot of already displeased Muslims further. 

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-israel-diplomacy-jerusalem-explai/why-is-the-u-s-moving-its-embassy-to-jerusalem-idUSKBN1I811N

From article :

WHY DID TRUMP RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL'S CAPITAL, AND ANNOUNCE THE EMBASSY WILL BE MOVED THERE?

There has long been pressure from pro-Israel politicians in Washington to move the embassy to Jerusalem, and Trump made it a signature promise of his 2016 election campaign.

The decision was popular with many conservative and evangelical Christians who voted for Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, many of whom support political recognition of Israel's claim to the city.

Trump acted under a 1995 law that requires the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem, but to which other presidents since then - Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama - consistently signed waivers.


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14 hours ago, hatcheckgirl said:

I was curious why all the kerfuffle about Trump's and now the Australian government wanting to move their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.  Indonesia is the world's biggest muslim country by population, and it is interesting how they feel about the move:

 

Australia moving its embassy in Israel to the city of Jerusalem would risk a significant backlash in Indonesia including “mass rallies” and boycotts of Australian products, a Human Rights Watch researcher has warned.... 

“Politically, Palestine is becoming a lightning rod,” he said.

Palestine is becoming a cause – campaign material – easily used within many, many Muslim organisations.  Not only the radical, but also the moderate ones. If it is about Palestine, their position is more or less always similar.”  https://www.sbs.com.au/news/warning-of-mass-rallies-boycotts-if-morrison-pushes-ahead-with-jerusalem-embassy-move

 

This is upsetting the Muslims in the whole world, making an already uneasy religious/political situation even more unstable.  I just don't see the US or Australia's rationale for moving embassies and risk upsetting a lot of already displeased Muslims further. 

 

It's all about appealing to their political base without concern for any others. President Trump does this over and over again. This was HUGE as far as his Christian conservative base is concerned. It is certainly NOT about obeying the law. How do we know? There are enough laws that President Trump has ignored or fought against - like the 14th amendment of the US Constitution (as one recent example).

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