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  • Donald Trump announces US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    2017-12-07 14:28:43.0
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    President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, ...

    Donald Trump announces US now recognises Jerusalem as Israels capital

    President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning decades of official US policy.

    Donald Trump described the move as "a long overdue step" to advance the Middle East peace process. The fate of the ancient city is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Israel called Donalf Trump's move "historic" but there has been sharp international criticism. Donald Trump said the US still supported a two-state solution to the longstanding conflict, if approved by both sides, which would essentially see the creation of an independent Palestinian state living alongside Israel.

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Donald Trump's announcement "deplorable", saying the US could no longer be a peace broker.

    Reacting on the development, Official Spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry said "India's position on Palestine is independent and consistent. It is shaped by our views and interests, and not determined by any third country."

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