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Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has significant implications for Palestinian politics and the peace process.
Maha Yahya discusses the implications of the U.S. decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.
The decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by President Trump was a political decision, not a foreign policy decision. It was about President Trump and his supporters, and not about moving the peace process forward.
President Trump announced a radical departure in U.S. Middle East policy by declaring the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.
Donald Trump’s decision on Jerusalem makes the U.S. much less likely to be trusted as an honest broker.
By accepting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, Trump torpedoes the potential role of the U.S. as a neutral broker in the peace process between Palestinians and Israelis.
The recent Hamas-Fatah reconciliation may reflect shifting dynamics in negotiations on Gaza, both regionally and internationally.
Egypt and Palestinian parties have strong tactical reasons to make the reconciliation deal work.