Washington Watch: Trump's Jerusalem Decision: A Fatal and Fateful Blow

by James Zogby in Washington Watch

President Donald Trump's decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital was irresponsible and dangerous for more reasons than I can count. Let me outline just a few of the principle concerns:

While we have all grown weary of hearing the over-used mantra "this is the end of the peace process", Trump's decision may, in fact, be the nail in the coffin for any negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the first place, there is no peace process. It has been replaced, instead, by a breath-holding exercise with Israelis and Palestinians waiting for Trump aides to cook up "the deal of the century". It is presumed that when "the deal" is presented negotiations will begin. Continue Reading...

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