As reports mount that the Trump administration will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer spoke to BuzzFeed News about the implications of such a move.

“The reason they are struggling to explain how this serves US interests is simply because it does not. The impact of this will have no qualitative effect on the US–Israel relationship because it’s already strong, but it will have a negative effect on US relations with allies in the region,” said Yousef Munayyer, the executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

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