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Trump formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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Photographs by The New York Times/DOUG MILLS

Calling it “a long overdue step to advance the peace process,” President Donald Trump signs a proclamation recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a ceremony Wednesday at the White House.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reversing nearly seven decades of U.S. foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested Holy City.

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A worker hangs a U.S. flag on a light pole near the American Consulate in Jerusalem on Wednesday. + Enlarge

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TimberTopper says...

The screw-up in chief, again makes the USA's standing in the world lower. This will certainly not lead to peace in the area.

Posted 7 December 2017, 4:46 a.m. Suggest removal

BoudinMan says...

Some observations: Was he drunk? Drugged? Sounded like he was. Slurring his speech. Either he was drunk or drugged, or he was having a mild stroke, or his dentures didn't fit right.
As far as hurting the Middle East peace process, my question to that is, what process?

Posted 7 December 2017, 8 a.m. Suggest removal

hah406 says...

I thought he was having a stroke. He doesn't drink, but his Twitter outbursts certainly sound like they are coming from someone using meth or smoking crack. He did keep his promise on this one, but he probably just ignited another war in the middle east between Israel and say everyone else.

Posted 7 December 2017, 8:26 a.m. Suggest removal

23cal says...

Boudin....that would be the peace process that Kushner resolved by telling the Palestinians to just do what Israel wants, and problem solved. Obviously a chip off the old Great Negotiator.

Posted 7 December 2017, 8:26 a.m. Suggest removal

wildblueyonder says...

All the previous presidents promised to do it, Trump DID it.

Posted 7 December 2017, 9:19 a.m. Suggest removal

TimberTopper says...

hoggy, do you have it in writing that "all" the previous POTUS promised to do it? Even if they did state that as a goal, they had the good sense to not upset the applwcart of a non-shooting war in the ME.

Posted 7 December 2017, 10:04 a.m. Suggest removal

DoubleBlind says...

I’m not sure why the ARDG keeps publishing this article or versions of it in order to bury earlier comments. Pandering to their evangelitard, Zionist reader base I guess.

Posted 7 December 2017, 11:29 a.m. Suggest removal

wildblueyonder says...

TT, from Clinton to the present, da. Washington or Lincoln didn't of course.

Posted 7 December 2017, 1:57 p.m. Suggest removal

TimberTopper says...

So as a result of this POTUS screw up. Most of the Arab countries are making East Jerusalem the capital of Palestine. WTG screw up!

Posted 15 December 2017, 9:03 a.m. Suggest removal

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