Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Headline Roundup December 7th, 2017

President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday with plans to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv. The announcement has sparked several protests and clashes between Israelis and Palestinians.

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

From the Right
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President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council Resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President Obama who changed the status quo and made peace more difficult, by handing the Palestinians enormous leverage in future negotiations and disincentivizing them from making a compromised peace.

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From the Center
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At least 17 Palestinians have been wounded in clashes in the Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank, during protests against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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From the Left
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President Trump announced on Wednesday that his administration is making a radical break with nearly 70 years of official United States policy and with the international community: He is recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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