Jerusalem Trump: US recognition 'kiss of death' for peace process | BBC

by Faiz Ahmed last modified 2017-12-06T11:28:43-04:00
"Pope Francis called for the status quo in Jerusalem to be respected, in line with United Nations resolutions. ... It also makes it difficult for the US to be seen as a neutral mediator in the Middle East peace process. ... The issue goes to the heart of Israel's conflict with the Palestinians, who are backed by the Arab and wider Islamic world. The city is home to key religious sites sacred to Judaism, Islam and Christianity, especially in East Jerusalem. ... Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem has never been recognised internationally and all countries maintain their embassies in Tel Aviv."
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