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President Trump based the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which sparked a surge of anti-Semitic protests, on a historical narrative that is “unfounded and contrary to reality,” the Palestinian Authority charges, says a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Trump’s move last week followed the requirements of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, passed overwhelmingly by Congress, which include moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama acknowledged in speeches that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital but signed a waiver every six months delaying enactment of the measure, citing national security concerns.
When Trump announced the decision Dec. 6, he affirmed his commitment to peace in the Middle East, noting the previous policy of not recognizing “the reality” that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital brought us “no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.”
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