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Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Recognizes Reality

Peter Wehner, RCPI’ve been quite critical of Donald Trump, in part because of his sustained attacks on reality. But in the case of his decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the president did the opposite: He recognized reality, even as his critics insist that we inhabit the world of make-believe. Jerusalem is the de facto capital of modern-day Israel. It has been since the nation’s establishment in 1948. Today it’s the home of the Israeli parliament and Supreme Court, the residence of both the president…

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Trump Has to Live w/Consequences of Jerusalem Decision

Nic Robertson, CNNWhatever happens now, President Trump cannot stand apart from his decision that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Does his decision imrpove chances for peace between Israel and the Palestinians? … Read the referenced story here: Trump Has to Live w/Consequences of Jerusalem Decision

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EU to Netanyahu: Jerusalem Must be Capital of Two States

European Union diplomats are set to tell to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that their position remains Israeli-Palestinian peace can only be obtained through negotiations and that Jerusalem is not the capital solely of Israel. “We Europeans believe that Jerusalem must be the capital of two states, the state of Israel and the state of Palestine,” said EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini. “And we believe that the only way to achieve this goal is via direct negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians.” Mogherini said she delivered that message…

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