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Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen spoke to SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124 about Vice President Mike Pence's upcomoing visit to the Middle East after the Trump administration’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Kurtzer-Ellenbogen also addressed the importance of the trip and the expectations for the visit to neighboring Arab nations.
The White House pushed back Wednesday after representatives from 57 Muslim-majority nations gathered in Turkey to criticize the Trump administration’s policy shift on Jerusalem and demand that the city’s east be recognized as the capital of a “State of Palestine.”
حجز اسمكم المستعار سيحفظ لكم شخصيتكم الاعتبارية ويمنع الآخرين من انتحاله في التعليقات
President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has left Palestinian leaders questioning the United States’ ability to effectively spearhead any future peace negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Trump’s announcement has also sparked...
President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and directed the State Department to begin planning to move the embassy there, upending decades of U.S. policy on one of the most contentious regional conflicts in the world.
Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen is the director of Arab-Israeli programs at the U.S. Institute of Peace. This article was published as a part of an hbs North America series on US-Israel relations.