Fmr. US security official: Jerusalem decision will set back peace process

Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was out of a consideration of political benefit, not about moving the peace process forward, according to Jake Sullivan.

By REUTERS
December 10, 2017 11:25

Fmr. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan: Trump's decision will set back Middle East peace process. (REUTERS)

Fmr. US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan: Trump's decision will set back Middle East peace process. (REUTERS)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem decision will set back the peace process in the Middle East, according to former US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Sullivan, who is also a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, made the remarks during an interview on Friday, saying that the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was out of a consideration of political benefit, not about moving the peace process forward.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.






Sullivan also believed that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and also a promoter for a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians, supported the decision.

Trump announced on Wednesday that the US was formally recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the city.





Related Content

A Palestinian man rides on a truck carrying fruits as it arrives at Kerem Shalom crossing in Rafah i
August 15, 2018
Israel to open Gaza’s Kerem Shalom crossing as border remains relatively quiet

By AVRAHAM GOLD