Trump ends appeasement in Jerusalem. @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.
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Trump ends appeasement in Jerusalem. @ELALUSA Report w/Malcolm Hoenlein @Confofpres. The president cast his decision as a break with decades of failed policy on Jerusalem, which the United States, along with virtually every other nation in the world, has declined to recognize as the capital since Israel’s founding in 1948. That policy, he said, brought us “no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.” “It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result,” Mr. Trump declared. Recognizing Jerusalem, he added, was “a long overdue step to advance the peace process.” Mr. Trump’s remarks were the most closely scrutinized of his presidency on the Middle East, where he has vowed to broker the “ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians but has yet to find a breakthrough to end the conflict. He said he remained committed to brokering an agreement “that is a great deal for the Israelis and a great deal for the Palestinians.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/world/middleeast/trump-jerusalem-israel-capital.html