Why the fact that the US acknowledges Jerusalem and Israel is a big deal.
I’ll use an example from a movie. Bridge of Spies. When the East German government tries to negotiate with the US regarding the captured US student in East Berlin. The same reasons apply.
It’s about being given “Legitimacy”, especially by a major power. By the US saying “Yes the US recognizes that Jerusalem is the capitol of Israel” means that:
Israel is a valid and legitimate country, &
Jerusalem is the capitol of that country.
Palestine, Egypt and Saudi Arabia do not recognize the right for Israel to exist; and, they themselves are our allies, the US acknowledgement is a big ol’ slap in their political face.
Historically, the results of War is that the winners get to make the rules. S
Stemming from World War II, the Allies, but specifically Great Britain, took land from Palestine to give to the Jews, on behalf of a shamed world, for the atrocities done to them as a people, with out asking permission (the United Nations didn’t exist yet). It’s much like you selling land in Florida, but you’ve never been there, you don’t own it and you don’t care about the people who do own it… but because you have more power, more authority, and more money than the people who do, they have to do what you say.
Since Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, is the birth place of 3 religions, and the Book of Revelations says that the end times will begin when the Jewish Temple will be rebuilt on Temple Mount. Temple Mount just happens to be where Muhammad ascended to Heaven, and the 3rd most holy place in the Muslim faith, makes the acknowledgement even more problematic.
Essentially, I see no good coming from this announcement. In fact, it’s quite likely that the announcement could start world war 3, or the end of days in the book of revelations.