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Jerusalem (1) Capital of Israel

07-12-2017

President Trump's decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem was met with much criticism of the so called international community, the European Union included.. in name of a delusion. The delusion, pursued for years, America included, is the one of the two-state solution as the outcome of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians with international support. That solution has always been a delusion even under the best of circumstances. The principal question at present is: Is Trump's statement no more than fulfilling an election promise, or really the beginning of a new American approach to the deeply entrenched situation in the Middle East?


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Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

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