This week, in a widely anticipated move, US President, Donald Trump declared that the USA would recognise Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. This recognition is contrary to a whole number of international treaties. Massive protests erupted all over the West Bank and the Gaza strip, leading to deaths and hundreds of injuries (see here and here). While Trump’s declaration may be a sign of renewed support for Israel, the long term ramifications of this move are going to be unknown (see here, here and here) and is certainly the death of the ‘two state’ solution.
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