US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of Israel despite constant warnings from world leaders proves that he is the “most pro-Zionist” American president to have ever been elected, an analyst in Virginia says.
Preston, director of attackthesystem.com made the remarks on Wednesday, shortly after Trump announced that the US would move its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds.
“This is not surprising that Trump would make this announcement,” Preston said. “One thing that needs to be recognized about the Trump administration’s foreign policy is that the Trump administration is zealously pro-Israel.”
“The Trump administration is ardently pro-Zionist, even more pro-Zionist than many past administrations have been, arguably the most pro-Zionist administration in US history,” he argued.
The analyst noted that both the US and Israel were fixated with creating an Israeli “empire” which would serve as a “co-prosperity sphere” and that is why, he said, the two allies are bent on taking out governments that oppose them.
“Now Israel as we know is very expansionist in terms of its overall objectives,” he said, citing growing settlement activities and expulsion of Palestinians from the occupied territories as examples of this policy.
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Preston said the decision was also part of a US plan to strengthen its position in the Middle East. Trump’s major $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia earlier in the year were part of the same plan, he added.
Claiming all of al-Quds as its “eternal and indivisible” capital, Israel annexed the eastern part, where a number of sites sacred to Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, are located, following the 1967 Six-Day War.
The annexation is in violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 and has never been recognized by the international community.
The occupied city’s final status is one of the thorniest issues in the stalemated talks between the Palestinian Authority and Tel Aviv.