President Trump, Israel, Mr Trump discussed on America in the Morning

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President insists he is not taking sides in a longstanding dispute with a going nowhere peace process i have determined that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel but rather mr trump adds it's a matter of facts on the ground the city right now is entirely in israel's control this is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality it is also the right thing to do it something that has to be done the 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 final status issues including the specific boundaries of the israeli sovereignty and 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 capital 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 that seems as elusive as ever anyway and in jerusalem mayor near barkat thinks recognition of facts on the round may actually have the opposite effect even as angry demonstrations break out that clarity that 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.

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