The State Department issued a “Worldwide Caution” as President Trump announced the U.S. would begin recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The update did not specially mention Jerusalem or the president’s announcement.

The message on Wednesday, which replaces a similar warning from Sept. 14, urges U.S. citizens around the world “to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling.”

“In addition to concerns stemming from terrorism, travelers should be alert to the possibility of political unrest, violence, demonstrations, and criminal activities when traveling,” it said, adding that U.S. government facilities are on a heightened state of alert.

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Further reading:

Across the Mideast, friends and foes of the U.S. denounce Trump’s Jerusalem move

Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

18 thoughts on “State Department issues ‘worldwide caution’ after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement

  1. If trump isn’t impeached the U.S. will never regain even a hint of integrity. Never. It needs to be done as soon as possible. Even then it will take years to get over the embarrassment (if at all). It doesn’t matter that Pence might be more adept at passing sociopathic legislation. The long term ramifications of allowing this sadistic, ignorant, hateful, greedy Nazi-wannabe sexual predator to remain in office would be devastating.

    Plus, impeaching Pence could be the next step, then possibly an attempt at impeaching Ryan. It could at least keep them on their heels. The working class needs to come out swinging after 37 years of getting our collective teeth knocked down our throats. The psychos won the right to destroy the planet for four years so they will hold the White House until January 2021.

    Let’s think long term and formulate a plan of attack that includes eliminating private campaign finance, criminalizing consolidation of media, enforcing laws already in the books for combatting corporate corruption of our government, regulating the financial “industry” by strengthening enforcement powers of the CFPB, strengthening the enforcement powers of the EPA, regulating the livestock/animal abuse industry, working toward a single payer health care system, taxing obscenely inefficient fossil fuel burning vehicles, giving serious tax breaks for solar panels, financing electric vehicles, providing jobs by fixing infrastructure, building shelters for homeless, providing training for people losing their jobs to technological advances…

    (I know I went off on a tangent, but it needs to be said) 😀

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    • I don’t think so. Neither Bush nor Obama ever promised to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, as best as I can recall. Regarding Trump’s motives, I’ll be posting something on that later today – stay tuned.


        • Thanks for the info, Nan. From Wikipedia:

          The Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995[1] is a public law of the United States passed by the 104th Congress on October 23, 1995. It was passed for the purposes of initiating and funding the relocation of the Embassy of the United States in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no later than May 31, 1999, and attempted to withhold 50 percent of the funds appropriated to the State Department specifically for “Acquisition and Maintenance of Buildings Abroad” as allocated in fiscal year 1999 until the United States Embassy in Jerusalem had officially opened.[2] The act also called for Jerusalem to remain an undivided city and for it to be recognized as the capital of the State of Israel. Israel’s declared capital is Jerusalem, but this is not internationally recognized, pending final status talks in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. The proposed law was adopted by the Senate (93–5),[3] and the House (374–37).[4]

          Despite passage, the law remained unimplemented by Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama,[5] who viewed it as a Congressional infringement on the executive branch’s constitutional authority over foreign policy; they consistently claimed the presidential waiver on national security interests. President Donald Trump signed the waiver in June 2017 before announcing the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6, 2017, and beginning the relocation of the embassy.[6][7]


        • I stand corrected. Obviously, there’s a stark difference between the semantics of political rhetoric and what U.S presidents actually do in office. Please see the exchange between Nan and myself on this comment thread.


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