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Al Jazeera readers reply to Trump’s Jerusalem transfer

US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and began steps to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City saying the move is « long overdue ».  US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has caused protests and condemnation from world leaders from Tehran to Berlin.   Al Jazeera…

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How Israel is Judaising East Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is unprecedented, but the reality is that Israel has been actively working on the ground for decades to reflect that recognition. Israel illegally occupied Palestinian territories in the 1967 war, including East Jerusalem in defiance of the international community, and wasted no time in declaring the city as its…

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Palestinian days of rage against Trump’s Jerusalem knowing

Protests have broken out in the Gaza Strip in response to US President Donald Trump’s expected decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as Palestinian leaders called for three days of rage against the move. Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in Gaza city on Wednesday, carrying banners denouncing Trump, hours ahead of his…

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Trump’s unhealthy Jerusalem gambit

Ever since the US government recognised Israel in 1948, no one has ever doubted where Washington stood in terms of the conflict between Israel and the Arabs. But while the US has always been pro-Israel, it tried, at least in theory, to adhere to international law and the worldwide consensus while dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian…

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Trump tells Abbas he will pass US embassy to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump has told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Palestinian officials. Wafa, the official news agency of the Palestinian Authority (PA), reported on Tuesday that Trump called Abbas to inform him about his « intention ». « President Abbas warned of the dangerous…

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Kushner: Trump still weighing embassy switch to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump is still weighing a decision on whether to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner. The president is « still looking at a lot of different facts », Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, said during the keynote address at the annual Saban Forum in…

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Palestinians warn against Trump Jerusalem resolution

The Palestinian president’s office and senior officials have warned of the potential destructive effects of any move denying their claim to occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. The warnings comes as US President Donald Trump is due to decide as early as the next week whether to move the US embassy…