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FOREIGN POLICY/ISRAEL/PALESTINE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy here from Tel Aviv sent ripples across the local political scene on Wednesday [12-6-17], with many legislators voicing strong support for Trump’s decision and others warning that any hopes for a two-state solution would immediately vanish.
Palestinian leaders have called for ‘three days of rage’ to protest Trump’s decision. But there was little evidence of turmoil in Jerusalem late Wednesday evening as steady rain fell on the city. A projection image of the Israeli and American flags was seen displayed on the walls of the Old City.
Trump made the announcement at the White House on Wednesday, emphasizing he was delivering on a campaign promise despite warnings from some world leaders and members of Congress that the move could lead to unrest and violence in the region, and end any possibility of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.”

-Gloria Pazmino, “In Jerusalem, Trump decision draws support — and warnings,” Politico, Dec. 6, 2017 05:33pm

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