As sources report that the Trump administration is considering officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer spoke to ThinkProgress about the implications of such a move.
“U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would be a major shift in American policy and have significant implications for U.S. policy for Middle East peace,” Yousef Munayyer, executive director for the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told ThinkProgress. “For decades, the United States has held that this issue is one that must be mutually agreed upon between the parties, so recognizing Israel’s claims here and now ahead of an agreement is a marked shift away from even the pretense of a balanced position on Jerusalem to a full backing of the Israeli position.”
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