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Trump flouts warnings, declares Jerusalem Israel's capital

 

December 6, 2017

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

President Donald Trump speaks today in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.

By MATTHEW LEE

 Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump todayy broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European leaders and the risk of anti-American protests and violence, Trump declared that he was ending an approach that for decades has failed to advance the prospects for peace. He also for the first time personally endorsed the concept of a "two-state solution" for Israel and the Palestinians, provided both sides agree to it.

"I have determine...



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