Viewpoint: A hard dose of realism

How moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem can improve prospects for peace.

February 16, 2017 14:48
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A flag flutters outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv August 4, 2013. (photo credit: REUTERS)

JERUSALEM IS the capital of Israel, and no amount of UN newspeak can change that. For this reason alone, a decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem – as was clearly mandated by Congressional legislation – is long overdue. But it might also turn out to contribute, in the long run, to the prospects of peace.

This claim stands in stark contrast to the dire warnings coming out of the Paris summit (which looks, in hindsight, like a “Stop Trump” gathering; hence the chilly British reaction).


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