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A mistake in the article - cannot edit myself, please fix![edit]

The article says: "The US did not recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital." However, the US did recognise it. Fix the mistake please. — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiMan3 (talkcontribs) 09:48, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Recognition under President Trump[edit]

Today, The United States, under the leadership of President Trump, recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Chris.alex.gomez (talk) 18:15, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

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While this actions is often reported as controversial, it enjoys wide support in the US and has been lauded by both mainstream political parties of the US. Background Jurusalem has had hundreds of battles over it. As far as the 3 main Sole God religions the timeline is NOT Debatable. First in time were the Jews with their Israel and Possession of Israel. From Moses the Founder of the Jewish Nation about 4,000 years ago, and then King David and King Solomon everyone knows of that heralded the First Golden Period of Jurusalem from c. 1010 BCE:Jerusalem becomes City of King David and capital of the United Kingdom of Israel.c. 962 BCE: King Solomon builds the First Temple. [3]Timeline of Jurusalem Second in time were the Christians from the Roman Empire .40–37 BCE: The Roman senate appoints Herod "King of the Jews" and provides him with an army.19 BCE: Herod expands the Temple Mount and rebuilds the Temple (Herod's Temple), including the construction of the Western Wall.[22][23] 342 Emperor Constantine renames the city Jurusalem and begins a new wave of Christian immigration 614 Seige of Jurusalem most Christians are massacred. 617: Jewish governor Nehemiah ben Hushiel is killed by a mob of Christian citizens, three years after he is appointed. The Sassanids quell the uprising and appoint a Christian governor to replace him. 620: Muhammad's night journey (Isra and Mi'raj) to Jerusalem. (Islamic sources) 624: Jerusalem loses its place as the focal point for Muslim prayers to Mecca, 18 months after the Hijra (Muhammad's migration to Medina). c. 625: According to Sahih al-Bukhari, Muhammad ordained the Al-Aqsa Mosque as one of the three holy mosques of Islam.[42] 629: Byzantine Emperor Heraclius retakes Jerusalem, after the decisive defeat of the Sassanid Empire at the Battle of Nineveh (627). Heraclius personally returns the True Cross to the city.[43] 687–691: The Dome of the Rock is built by Caliph Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan during the Second Fitna, becoming the world's first great work of Islamic architecture.[3] 692: Orthodox Council in Trullo formally makes Jerusalem one of the Pentarchy (disputed by Roman Catholicism). 705: The Umayyad Caliph Al-Walid I builds the Masjid al-Aqsa. 1099: Siege of Jerusalem (1099) – First Crusaders capture Jerusalem and slaughter most of the city's Muslim and Jewish inhabitants. The Dome of the Rock is converted into a Christian church. Godfrey of Bouillon becomes Protector of the Holy Sepulchre.[54] 1104: The Al-Aqsa Mosque becomes the Royal Palace of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Then many more battles and changes of fortune, ownership and long periods of Mixed COEXISTENCE. which lasts until the Decline of the Ottoman Period 1840: The Ottoman Turks retake the city—with help from the English (Lord Palmerston). !!!! 1841: The British and Prussian Governments as well as the Church of England and the Evangelical Church in Prussia establish a joint Protestant Bishopric in Jerusalem, with Michael Solomon Alexander as the first Protestant bishop in Jerusalem. 1847: Giuseppe Valerga is appointed as the first Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem since the Crusades. 1852: Sultan Abdülmecid I published a firman setting out the rights and responsibility of each community at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The firman is known as the "Status quo" and its protocol is still in force today. 1853–54: Under military and financial pressure from Napoleon III, Sultan Abdulmecid I accepts a treaty confirming France and the Roman Catholic Church as the supreme authority in the Holy Land with control over the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. This decision contravened the 1774 treaty with Russia, and led to the Crimean War. 1857–90: The Batei Mahse, two-storey buildings, are built in the Jewish Quarter by the Batei Mahse Company, an organization of Dutch and German Jews[69] 1860: Jewish neighbourhood (Mishkenot Sha'ananim) is built outside the Old City walls, in an area later known as Yemin Moshe, by Sir Moses Montefiore and Judah Touro(Hebrew: היציאה מן החומות‎).[70][71] 1881: The American Colony is established by Chicago natives Anna and Horatio Spafford. 1898: German Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II visits the city to dedicate the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. He meets Theodor Herzl outside the city walls. 1899: St. George's Cathedral is built, becoming the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East. 1917: The Ottomans are defeated at the Battle of Jerusalem during the First World War. The British Army's General Allenby enters Jerusalem on foot, in a reference to the entrance of Caliph Umar in 637. The Balfour Declaration had been issued just a month before. 1918: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is founded (inaugurated in 1925) on Mount Scopus on the land owned by the Jewish National Fund. 1918–20: Jerusalem is under British military administration. 1920: Nabi Musa Riots in and around the Old City of Jerusalem mark the first large-scale skirmish of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. 1923: The first lecture is delivered by the president of World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS), Albert Einstein. 1947 November 29: 1947 UN Partition Plan calls for internationalization of Jerusalem as a "corpus separatum" (UN General Assembly Resolution 181) 1948: 1948 Arab–Israeli War. 14 May: The term of the British Mandate ends and the British forces leave the city.[79] 14 May: The State of Israel is established at 4 pm. 26 July: West Jerusalem is proclaimed territory of Israel. 1949: Jerusalem is proclaimed the capital of Israel. The Knesset is reestablished in Jerusalem. 1967 5–11 June: The Six Day War. 28 June: Israel declares Jerusalem unified and announces free access to holy sites of all religions. Every other country determines its own Capital and other countrys agree with that self determination. Only Israel and the Jews get this facetious treatment by Islamic extremist countrys. If Israel cannot denote Jurusalem as its Capital then lets DO THE SAME to ISLAMIC countrys and their toadying puppets of the left wing West and decry Mecca and Medina as Capitals of Arab states. SUMMARY the Monotheistic timeline is 1. FIRST Israel and Jerusalem for the Jews abt. 2000BCto950BC (4,000 years ago) But Yehudah shall be inhabited for ever and Yerushalayim from generation to generation." Joel 4:20 The HEBREW.Israel Bible 2. SECOND Christianity (after and interchanging with the Roman/Byzantine Empires) 65BC to 629AD 3.THIRD AND LAST Islam and Muslims (620 a purported Dream, 687 Umar to First Crusades) Being alternated with the Christians again after the First Crusades 1099 to 1140, and Ottoman rule with British and French and Italian and Greek assistance and input, 1917 UK and Balfour Declaration ending with the transition to 1948 the modern State of Israel and Jurusalem as Captial 1967 expansion of State of Israel as Israel defends against the AGGRESSIVE OFFENSE of many Islamic neighbours who as a group LOSE to the Jewish Israel. From that time the Arab Islamic states have sent most of their criminals, antisocialites, unwanted to the area they call Palestine. NOTE that MOST Islamic States do NOT ALLOW Palestinians ENTRY into their own countrys eg Saudi Arabia(Home of Islam), Kuwait, etc even though they may provide terrorist weapon funding support. The Islamic PLANK of JIHAD, the call to Muslims to overtake everywhere and everyone else MUST be seen in this context as the NUMBER ONE FORCE ie enemy of Isarel and Jurusalem and the Islamic threats of Violence and fatwas and infiltration into Western countrys education political propaganda as the BASIS OF ALL this unreasonable RESISTANCE to Israel denoting Jurusalem as its Capital. JEW JU-ru-SALEM the CLUE THE 50 mile high SIGN is in the NAME. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:36, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 6 December 2017[edit]

Change the US position section to the following:

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==United States==
[[File:Greater Jerusalem May 2006 CIA remote-sensing map 3500px.jpg|thumb|Greater Jerusalem, May 2006. [[CIA]] [[remote sensing]] map showing what they regard as settlements, plus refugee camps, fences, walls, etc.]]
The [[United States]] recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. President Trump said recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is “nothing more or less than the recognition of reality.”
He added that the United States is still supportive of a two-state solution.

The US formerly viewed as desirable the establishing of an international regime for the city.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=See General Assembly, A/L.523/Rev.1, 4 July 1967|publisher=|accessdate=6 December 2017}}</ref>, saying that final status must be resolved through negotiations<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=U.S.: Only Israel, Palestinians should decide Jerusalem's future (Haaretz, Dec. 9, 2009)|publisher=|accessdate=6 December 2017}}</ref> and it formerly did not recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=A New Struggle For Jerusalem|first=Serge|last=Schmemann|date=2 March 1997|publisher=|accessdate=6 December 2017|}}</ref>

[[United States]] policy on Jerusalem refers specifically to the geographic boundaries of the "City of Jerusalem" based on the UN's ''[[Corpus separatum (Jerusalem)|corpus separatum]]'' proposal. 
The United States voted for the [[United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine]] in November 1947 and [[United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194]] in December 1948 following the 1948 Arab-Israeli War but voted against [[s:United Nations General Assembly Resolution 303|Resolution 303]] in December 1949 that reaffirmed that Jerusalem be established a corpus separatum under a special international regime to be administered by the United Nations because the U.S. regarded the plan as no longer feasible after both Israel and Jordan had established a political presence in the city.<ref name="crsMark">{{cite web|url=|title=Jerusalem: The U.S. Embassy and P.L. 104-45|last=Mark|first=Clyde|work=CRS Report for Congress|publisher=Congressional Research Service. The Library of Congress|accessdate=1 April 2011}}</ref>

The U.S. opposed Israel's moving its capital from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem following Israel's declaration of Jerusalem as its capital in 1949 and opposed Jordan's plan to make Jerusalem its second capital announced in 1950.<ref name="crsMark"/> The U.S. opposed Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem after the 1967 war.<ref name="crsMark"/> 
The United States has proposed that the future of Jerusalem should be the subject of a negotiated settlement.<ref name="crsMark"/><ref>Adam Kredo, [ ''Solving the White House photo mystery over ‘Jerusalem, Israel’'']. JTA, 16 August 2011</ref> Subsequent administrations have maintained the same policy that Jerusalem's future not be the subject of unilateral actions that could prejudice negotiations such as moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.<ref name="crsMark"/>

In 1995, Congress passed the [[Jerusalem Embassy Act]], which declared, as a statement of policy, that "Jerusalem should be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel."<ref>Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, {{USPL|104|45}}, Nov 8, 1995, 109 Stat. 398.</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Kontorovich|first1=Eugene|title=Russia Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital. Why Can’t the U.S.?|url=|publisher=The Wall Street Journal|accessdate=15 May 2017|date=May 14, 2017}}</ref> In 2002, passed as part of the [ "Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003"] Congress said, "For purposes of the registration of birth, certification of nationality, or issuance of a passport of a United States citizen born in the city of Jerusalem, the Secretary shall, upon the request of the citizen or the citizen’s legal guardian, record the place of birth as Israel," although Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have not allowed it.<ref>Kampeas, Ron. [ "ADL to Jerusalem-born Yanks: We Want You."] ''Jewish Journal''. 28 July 2011. 28 July 2011.</ref> A federal appeals court declared the 2002 law invalid on 23 July 2013.<ref>Haaretz/Reuters/JTA, 23 July 2013, [ ''U.S. court rules || Americans born in Jerusalem cannot list 'Israel' as place of birth'']</ref> On 8 June 2015, [[Supreme Court of the United States|The Supreme Court]] in [[Zivotofsky v. Kerry|a 6-3 ruling]] struck down Section 214(d) of the [[Jerusalem Embassy Act#Developments|Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY 2003]], citing the law as an overreach of Congressional power into foreign policy.<ref>{{cite journal|title=ZIVOTOFSKY ET UX. v. KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE|journal=Supreme Court of the United States Syllabus|date=8 June 2015|url=|accessdate=9 June 2015}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|title=Supreme Court strikes down 'born in Jerusalem' passport law|url=|accessdate=9 June 2015|work=Yahoo News|agency=Associated Press|date=8 June 2015}}</ref>

President [[George H. W. Bush]] (1989–1993) stated that the United States does not believe new settlements should be built in East Jerusalem<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=U.S. Policy: Jerusalem's Final Status must Be Negotiated|publisher=|accessdate=6 December 2017}}</ref> and that it does not want to see Jerusalem "divided". The Obama administration has condemned expansion of [[Gilo]] and [[Ramat Shlomo]] as well as evictions and house demolitions affecting Palestinians living in East Jerusalem.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=The Times & The Sunday Times|publisher=|accessdate=6 December 2017}}</ref><ref name="t2010-03-16">{{cite news|url=|title=Anger in Ramat Shlomo as settlement row grows|date=2010-03-16|publisher=The Times|accessdate=16 March 2010 | location=London | first1=Sheera | last1=Frenkel}}</ref><ref name="cnn2010-03-13">{{cite news|url=|title=Clinton: Israeli settlement announcement insulting|date=2010-03-13|publisher=CNN|accessdate=14 April 2010}}</ref>

The United States maintains a consulate in Jerusalem that deals primarily with the Palestinian Authority, while relations with the Israeli government are handled from the [[Embassy of the United States in Israel|U.S. embassy]] in Tel Aviv. The U.S. consulate is not accredited to the Israeli government.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Inspection of Consulate General Jerusalem (United States Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors) (pages 1 and 3)|publisher=|accessdate=6 December 2017}}</ref> The U.S. has six buildings in Jerusalem with a staff of 471. In 2010 the consulate had a budget of $96 million.<ref>{{cite web |url= |title=Inspection of Consulate General Jerusalem |author=Office of Inspections |date=March 2011 |publisher=United States Department of State and the Broadcasting Board of Governors, Office of Inspector General |accessdate=29 November 2012 |location=Arlington, Va.}}</ref>

President Trump has ordered the moving of the US embassy to Jerusalem, and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the city, on 6th December 2017. <ref></ref>
As Trump said in a foreign policy speech:
"Through all of these years, presidents representing the United States have declined to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital," Trump said. "In fact, we have declined to acknowledge any Israeli capital at all. But today we finally acknowledge the obvious. That Jerusalem is Israel's capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It's something that has to be done." 
"The United States remains deeply committed to helping facilitate a peace agreement that is acceptable to both sides,"

Bellezzasolo (talk) 18:34, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Copying and re-writing the entire section is too much of a change to be approved in a single edit request. Please either suggest specific changes or solicit a consensus for the re-write. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 20:30, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

US recognition in the lead[edit]

Maybe add the fact that Jerusalem is recognised as Israel's capital by the congress and senate as well as Trump. Dank Chicken (talk) 21:23, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

What about a discussion of the position of past presidents? When running for president 25 years ago, Bill Clinton promised to “support Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.” President George W. Bush criticized Clinton for not following up on that commitment, but then W failed to make good on his too. During Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, he stated that, “we should move our embassy to Jerusalem” but never recognized the city as the capital once he was elected. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:603:4A80:1C1C:389C:DBF5:E059:709B (talk) 14:34, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Yes, that should be added too. Dank Chicken (talk) 12:06, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 6 December 2017[edit]

In 'Other Countries' for the Czech Republic following 'On December 6, 2017, following the recognition statement by the United States, the Czech Foreign Ministry declared its recognition'. that they consider Jerusalem to be the future capital of both the State of Israel and the future State of Palestine. The Czech Republic will start negotiating the move of the Czech embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem based on negotiations with partners in the region and in the world [1]. JuliusRT (talk) 23:40, 6 December 2017 (UTC)


Already done Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 20:34, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Relations with United Kingdom - what do you mean by "we"?[edit]

Oops. I made a huge mistake. I didn't read it quite clearly. Sorry for the inconvenience... Itsquietuptown (talk) 12:15, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 7 December 2017[edit]

Add quotation marks on Saudia Arabia's statement. A Vocaloid Nerd (talk) 19:00, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Partly done: The previous statement was unverifiable form the Saudi Embassy archives and has been replaced by a statement cited to the Embassy's most current official statement. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 20:42, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Extended-confirmed-protected edit request on 7 December 2017[edit]

Recently I created a new map that shows the international recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

International recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.png

DL3222 (talk) 20:15, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — JJMC89(T·C) 20:30, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

After Trump Move, Jerusalem Battle Now Plays Out on Wikipedia[edit]

The debate on this page and the main article for Israel and Jerusalem were mentioned in this report in Israel's Haaretz. Here is the report in English (talk) 23:01, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

It's plainly inaccurate to say that it was President Trump who recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.[edit]

First, the President did it as a state action. So this is The United States recognition. Second, he did this pursuit to the US law and with wide support from both political parties. This is not an action which has any, but marginal, opposition in the US. The language which says "Trump recognized" rather than "US recognized" makes it sound like President Trump made a personal choice. But it wasn't. It was widely supported state action. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Drubanov (talkcontribs) 19:26, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Actually previous presidents were in the same position. They were required to, but could sign a waiver to avoid doing so. There really was no compulsory obligation. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 23:35, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Separate article for 2017 recognition[edit]

The current article may become too long in just one section if this goes on. Also the recognition is in itself notable. So I think it deserves a separate article, especially to accommodate the aftermath. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 23:35, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

On second thought, I agree with you that as the situation continues to develop ongoing updates to this article will likely overburden it. I still think the overall structure of the article needs improvement, and that the section on the U.S. Embassy should probably also be moved to the background section of a new article. Right now the Jerusalem embassy act is discussed both in a section on the U.S. Embassy and the United States section. I think this article needs to discuss the announcement and some basic information about the reaction to it, but an article should probably be started for more detailed updates. Seraphim System (talk) 23:52, 9 December 2017 (UTC)
The biggest problem is what to name the article - Donald Trump's December 7 Announcement? U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital? Donald Trump's Jerusalem Policy Change? Seraphim System (talk) 00:00, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Definitely concur merits its own article. Plot Spoiler (talk) 00:52, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

"2017 U.S. declaration on Jerusalem's status" maybe? Or maybe it might be better to wait for the protests to stop. If they get more violent or become a conflict-like situation, then maybe a "2017 Palestinian protests or uprising/ would be better. MonsterHunter32 (talk) 01:48, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
I think the protests would have to be covered within the article, I don't expect that the title "2017 Intifada" will gain consensus. I don't think it can be titled declaration on "Jerusalem's status" to stay away from the "final status" language which will be ambiguous/confusing. I looked over other articles and I think "Jerusalem policy shift of Donald Trump" is consistent with our other articles (Foreign policy of Donald Trump, Immigration policy of Donald Trump, Economic policy of Donald Trump, etc.) per WP:NAMINGCRITERIA Seraphim System (talk) 04:05, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
I don't agree, your suggestion sounds like an ordinary article sentence. Maybe the official White House title of the speech would be better? MonsterHunter32 (talk) 09:56, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm not lying to you, that is how the rest of our articles are titled, you can confirm it yourself if you don't believe me. I don't see any reason to deviate from an obvious and widespread naming convention in this case.Seraphim System (talk) 09:59, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
I think a separate article fails on WP:NOTNEWS. Trump's WP:FART on the matter (and WP:FART reactions) is getting UNDUE attention in Israel, Jersusalem, and Positions on Jerusalem. This is really a case where WP:WAITing is in order (beyond a one-line Trump mention, perhaps). In a month or two - we will be better able to assess any lasting ramifications of this - all the POV/NEWS-pushing editing (from all sides) going on in the meanwhile - isn't going to last in any event.Icewhiz (talk) 10:02, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
The reason I am objecting to "Statement of Donald Trump on Jerusalem" is because the article would really be about a policy shift - it would include more background then just "Donald Trump made a statement". The WP:RS are discussing a policy change, and I prefer to stick to naming conventions in the rare cases where there are well-established ones like "X policy of Donald Trump" Seraphim System (talk) 10:15, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Most of the continuing reactions seem to be an extension of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. We could extend the "Israeli–Palestinian conflict (2015–2016)" article to the present day, or create another article altogether, like "Israeli–Palestinian conflict (2017–present)". FallingGravity 20:00, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

That article is already too long, that this addition would push it way beyond WP:ARTICLESIZE - I think there is enough for a standalone article, though brief summaries should be added to broader articles also. 2017 could be created, but based on the sources available now I think there is enough for a standalone article. Seraphim System (talk) 20:34, 10 December 2017 (UTC)
Anyway, since the additions are overburdening this article I will create "United States Recognition of Jerusalem" - any move discussions should happen at that article, but I don't think there is any dispute about WP:GNG. Seraphim System (talk) 20:55, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

better map than the "CIA remote sensing" image[edit]

This map [1] is very ugly looking and hard to read at the scale it is shown. It also blacks out all the area on the western side of the Green line, which could plausibly be interpreted as POV, and the Jewish areas look like they're colored in with blue highlighter. I'm sure maps that are clearer and less weird exist. OtterAM (talk) 19:46, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

While I'm not sure the POV concern is warranted, I agree regarding the scale/readability issue. I would support replacing the current map with one that shows the east/west distinction more clearly, perhaps by being more zoomed in. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 20:09, 10 December 2017 (UTC)

Clarification on German Position w regards to statement from German Federal Foreign Office[edit]

(Foreign Minister) Gabriel emphasized that Germany will not relocate their embassy: "We stand by the Two-State Solution and believe that the status of Jerusalem must ultimately be resolved by local parties." — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:39, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

I've added the source into the article. I'm not going to include a specific English quote because the statement is written in German, but I've rephrased the section to indicate Germany's support of a two-state solution where the final status of Jerusalem is ultimately resolved through negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. If there are any other sources you come across or you have any suggestions regarding wording, please let me know. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 17:05, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

Section for China[edit]

The wording for the section can probably be improved? It seems like half of the section is talking about China's general position on Palestine instead of their position on Jerusalem, and then another half of the section is about China's reaction to the Trump announcement instead of about their own position.C933103 (talk) 07:35, 13 December 2017 (UTC)

20 Wikiprojects?[edit]

@Rupert loup: isn't this addition of 16 wiki projects a tad excessive?Icewhiz (talk) 10:48, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

No, it's not. Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-04-01/WikiProject report Rupert Loup (talk) 10:57, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
How does this source support your edit? I'm inclined to agree with Icewhiz here. Some of these WikiProjects are only tangentially related to the article, and including them could distract from the ones that are more relevant. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 16:20, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

Only international relations WP is somewhat relevant, agree to remove the rest.GreyShark (dibra) 06:21, 25 December 2017 (UTC)

The controlling guideline is WP:PROJSCOPE which says " if a WikiProject says that an article is within their scope, then do not edit-war to remove the banner. No editor may prohibit a group of editors from showing their interest in an article." As a WikiProject member Rupert has the right to tag any article he feels is within the scope. This cannot be overridden at the article Talk, it can only be reversed at the WikiProject Talk. Rupert raised this issue at WikiProject Religion and there were no objections to tagging this article. Thus the Religion banner should be restored per guideline. – Lionel(talk) 05:24, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Removal of OIC section[edit]

I decided to remove the section on the OIC summit that was added a few days ago by User:Dailycare. I don't think it's appropriate in this article given that the summit was primarily a reaction to Trump's recent decision, not an exposition of the OIC's position on Jerusalem more generally. While I might be amenable to having a section on the OIC if it includes that body's past positions on Jerusalem or its positions on Jerusalem expressed outside the context of Trump's specific announcement, the section I removed is much more appropriate in the article "United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital". Accordingly, I've used the sources provided by Dailycare to expand the existing paragraph on the OIC in that article.

If anyone has any comments or questions, I would be happy to discuss this further. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 21:14, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

Hi, are you planning to go through the rest of the article to remove views expressed, arguably, as a reaction to something else, or are you planning to restore the section? Cheers, --Dailycare (talk) 15:18, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
I'm not quite sure what you're getting at in the first part of your question. No, I don't plan to restore the section, but that doesn't mean I want to remove all views from the article that are reactions to something else. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 05:00, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
In that case, can you express what was the actual reason for removing the section, if you don't in fact think that opinions expressed as a reaction to something else should be removed? Cheers, --Dailycare (talk) 07:47, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

New paragraph in lead[edit]

I think the previous wording of the lead section was confusing. The lead explained that the EU and many UN member states officially/formally regard Jerusalem as a corpus separatum, but didn't mention that the current international consensus is that Jerusalem should be the future capital of both Israel and Palestine, in accordance with final status negotiations between the Israelis and Palestinians. This omission could easily create a false impression for a reader who isn't already familiar with this topic. The goal of the new paragraph I added is simply to clarify what the current consensus is, viz., that Jerusalem should be the future capital of two states, not some independent entity administered by an international regime. I'm not familiar with the minutiae of this topic, so my current wording may contain some inaccuracies. The sources can probably be improved as well. However, I think the basic thrust of the paragraph is accurate, and fills a critical omission in the lead. If anyone has any criticisms or suggestions for improvement, I would be glad to discuss them. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 06:14, 4 January 2018 (UTC)

It's a bit more complex. The official (or de-jure pretext) position of many countries is still Corpus Separtum. It isn't that they expect this to come to be - but more of a claim that hasn't been relinquished. The vast majority (or maybe all) of these countries have also said, while not relinquishing this position, that the status of the city should be determined in talks between Israel and the Palestinians. So - they have not given up the claim, however they have said that at least presently (for the past 25 years or so) that if Palestinians and Israelis come to an arrangement they'll accept it.Icewhiz (talk) 07:28, 4 January 2018 (UTC)
@Icewhiz: Thanks for the reply. Do you know of any sources that support your claims? If we could get those sources into the article and tweak the wording to reflect the nuance you describe, that would be great. Lord Bolingbroke (talk) 05:12, 9 January 2018 (UTC)

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Honduras is next to move its embassy to Jerusalem:

- (talk) 13:19, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

It's a symbolic gesture by the parliament, the government has yet to make such a decision. WarKosign 16:21, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

Paraguay is moving its embassy to Jerusalem, and there is no mention of Paraguay at all under the other countries list. Please rectify!

World Map[edit]

I think it would be a good idea if we have a world map on the positions of each nation is taking. Leftwinguy92 (talk) 02:47, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Fixing several pages - embassies in Jerusalem, Israel[edit]

US already moved its embassy from TLV to JLM , that happened Yesterday , 14 May 2018, in a ceremony that covered all over the international media. The Guatemala is moving the embassy Today, and Paraguay confirm the moving will occur in this month. Therefore, claiming that there is a none diplomatic mission to Israel, in Jerusalem, is no longer correct. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:30, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Location of foreign embassies[edit]

Location of foreign embassies should be updated that Guatemala will open on the 16'th of May 2018, — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:48, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

WP:CRYSTALBALL - let's wait for the move to happen and news to report it, then we can update the article. WarKosign 15:58, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

As for the US embassy, Yesterday they moved the embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, and they already updated the address, check here (in the site's footer): -- (talk) 20:43, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Paraguay had transferred it's embassy to Jerusalem on the 21'st of May37.19.119.179 (talk) 15:43, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

This page should have a World Map of what each nation stance on this issue. Leftwinguy92 (talk) 04:43, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Please! may some senior editor with permissions update the article, mainly the position of a new states and notably the sentence: "No international embassy remained in Jerusalem, although Bolivia had its embassy in Mevasseret Zion, a suburb 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the city, until relations were severed in 2009" - which is now incorrect. Thank you. (talk) 11:19, 22 May 2018 (UTC)