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Trump's purpose with his Jerusalem move is quite contrary to Jewish people's interests

To make matters worse in the Middle East, the region has been undergoing some developments that will drag it into fire once again.

The U.S., which does not even have borders with the Middle East, has once again carefully chosen the wound where it will twist the knife: Jerusalem, which is considered to be sacred by the three great religions.

I wonder why U.S. President Donald Trump, who has forgotten all the promises he made before the presidential election, never forgets what he has said about the city.

Earlier in the week, Trump delayed signing a six-month waiver to maintain the U.S. Embassy's current location in Tel Aviv. And, as expected, he announced his decision to relocate it to Jerusalem.

As this attitude is a step toward accepting Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, it implies the end of the de facto situation that partially ensures the ceasefire in the region.

This is because the current status of Jerusalem, despite being unfair and illegal, has kept tension within certain limits so far.

That is why all the countries in the region, especially Turkey, which heads the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the European Union and the United Nations are reacting.

Obviously, Trump's purpose in bringing up such an issue is far more about domestic politics than foreign politics. The president, who has failed to find the support he sought from institutions in the country or even from the Republican Party, is looking for new alliances. He is laying the Jerusalem card on the table in an attempt to receive support from the Jewish lobby and win the sympathy of the Jewish population.

Of course, he hopes to sell more weapons to the countries in the region because of the tension that would arise in the meantime.

However, it is not hard to see that Trump's move, which seems to be in favor of the Jews, will have quite contrary consequences for the following reasons: If Trump contravenes the United Nations resolution and recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, peace talks between the Israeli and Palestinian governments will be completely suspended.

This will bring a big chance for radicals. In other words, Jews not only in Israel, but also in the Diaspora, will be even more troubled.

Countries in the region will revise their diplomatic relations with Israel and take more stringent measures.

This will make it more legitimate in Israeli domestic politics to exacerbate the indifference of the established order, which condemns all kinds of diversity, and to silence the opposition, justifying this with foreign threats and isolation.

Regardless of the consequence of the latest crisis, our Jewish brothers should make a move to remove these provocative moves, which exploit the sensitivities of the three great religions, from the agenda. They should say don't bother us, that's all we ask of you, to the U.S. and nationalists.

They should keep in mind that religions are the last thing cared for by those who say they are striving to redesign the region, which has been shaped by common practices over centuries, according to sacred books.

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