U.S. to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

(New York Times) Mark Landler and David M. Halbfinger - President Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday including PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan's King Abdullah II that he plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He is expected to announce his decision on Wednesday. Officials said Trump assured Abbas that the administration would protect Palestinian interests in any peace negotiation with Israel and invited the Palestinian leader to visit him in Washington for further consultations. In his phone calls with Arab leaders, Trump is making the case that settling the question of the American Embassy could actually hasten the peace process by removing a thorny political issue that recurs every six months.

2017-12-06 00:00:00

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