Counting the Costs of U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital


President Donald J. Trump on 6 December 2017 declared U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking decades of precedent even while saying the U.S. was not “taking a position of any final status issues”.

Raul 4dIn this Q&A, Ofer Zalzberg and Nathan Thrall, Senior Analysts for Israel/Palestine, examine what the decision means for Israelis, Palestinians and the future of their conflict.

  • Has President Trump endorsed Israel’s position on the status of Jerusalem?

Not precisely, although many are understanding it that way.

In policy terms, a central question is what President Trump recognised as…

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