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    Trump Trump Flouts Warnings Declares Jerusalem Israel's Capital

    US President Donald Trump, defying dire and worldwide warnings, on Wednesday broke with decades of US and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

    Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European leaders and the risk of anti-American protests and violence, Trump declared that he was ending an approach that for decades has failed to advance the prospects for peace. He also for the first time personally endorsed the concept of a “two-state solution” for Israel and the Palestinians, provided both sides agree to it.

    Donald Trump, in a White House address said he has determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel... calling it “overdue” and in the best interests of the United States.

    He said recognition acknowledged the “obvious” fact that Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s government despite the disputed status that is one of the key elements in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is nothing more or less than the recognition of reality.

    From the Times of Israel
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