President Trump, United States, Jerusalem discussed on America in the Morning

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President is highly critical of his predecessors for holding off on what he is willing to do still the us embassy is not immediately moving to jerusalem just being studied and prepared for the united states is going it alone no other country has recognised all of jerusalem as israel's capital and no other nation has moved its embassy to jerusalem and with his claim to want to renew the israeli palestinian peace process mr trump delivering a significant amount of fine print we are not taking a position of any finalstatus issues including the specific boundaries of the israeli sovereignty in jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders that means that yes jerusalem could be in play since the palestinians want the slim quarter to be their capital of a palestinian state israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu welcoming president trump's recognition of jerusalem as his nation's capitol were profoundly grateful for the president for his courageous unjust decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel and to prepare for the opening of the us embassy here this decision reflects the president's commitment to an ancient but enduring truth to fulfilling his promises and to advancing peace this is no advancement says mahmoud abbas president of the palestinian authority calling president trump's actions quote a declaration of withdrawal from the role the us has played in the peace process presidential aides believe the action will not preclude a longrange peace agreement it seems as elusive as ever anyway and in jerusalem mayor near barkat thanks recognition of facts on that round may actually have the opposite effect even as angry demonstrations break out that clarity the president brought to the process will only promote peace it will not defer peace and eddie but they just trying to make points of god forbid tried to deter us by violence will not succeed the united states is warning americans to be vigilant as they travel to the region now especially to holy land sites in palestinian territories hanan ashrawi has been part of palestinian peace negotiating teams since yasser arafat joint gets up rabin on the white house lawn with president clinton she is dismayed with president trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as the undivided capital of israel to not easy to see everything you have worked for all your life to achieve peace meeting destroyed by one statement by one man this is incredible it's unconscionable mushrawi whose often critic sized in israel and by the jewish state supporters argues.

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