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  1. At the end, the video features a clip from President Trump's speech making the Jerusalem announcement, where he said the move "is a long overdue step to advance the peace process and to work towards a lasting agreement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- what peace is he talking about?
  2. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/12/08/president_trump_tweets_montage_of_past_presidents_supporting_jerusalem_as_capital_of_israel.html
  3. In 2000, then Republican candidate George W Bush promised to move the US embassy to Jerusalem PHOTO: George W Bush had hoped to secure a deal on a Palestinian state. (Reuters: Lucy Nicholson) He too made the comment to AIPAC: But this never happened during his eight years as president. He sponsored peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in the hope of securing a deal on a Palestinian state before he left office
  4. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-07/what-have-past-presidents-said-about-israel-and-jerusalem/9234736
  5. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-power-politics-behind-trumps-jerusalem-declaration
  6. Sign in Shop News Culture Books Business & Tech Humor Cartoons Magazine Video Podcasts Archive Goings On Letter from Ramallah The Power Politics Behind Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration By Raja Shehadeh December 26, 2017 For Palestinians, Trump’s declaration ended all hopes that the long-moribund peace process might lead to an independent Palestinian state. Photograph by Ilia Yefimovich / Picture-Alliance/ dpa / AP Afew days after President Trump announced that the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, I went to a friend’s house in Ramallah for dinner. We were by no means a cross-section of Palestinian society: I am a lawyer, and among the group was an architect, a professor, a researcher, and a former employee of an investment fund that aided Palestinian small businesses. Nonetheless, we represented a group that has largely disengaged from the Palestinian national movement. For years, apathy and avoidance had caused us to rarely discuss the dire state of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, or Palestinian politics in general—but we found ourselves doing it over dinner. One of the guests, a journalist who had covered the demonstrations that took place after Trump’s declaration, had recorded images of the protests on his phone that he wanted us to see. “Look at how the police arrested this seventeen-year-old Palestinian, clamped his hands and dragged him,” he told us. “Yes, literally dragged him from the French cultural center all the way to the post office at the other end of the long shopping street. Look how the horse-mounted policemen attacked these women. Can you just see the fear on their faces as they back up against the shut door of one of the stores observing a commercial strike? Look, just look, at this informer disguised as an Arab demonstrator as he moves around taking pictures of the activists. He sends these to the police and they swarm at them and now that they have the evidence, they arrest them. And look how careful they are to hurt but not kill these demonstrators. They don’t want casualties.” As I looked, I thought that one has to give the Israeli police credit. Clearly, they were applying lessons that they had learned from decades of demonstrations. With their ability to adapt, I had no doubt that the Israeli police would eventually succeed in containing the demonstrations denouncing Trump’s declaration. Clearly, they had the power and means to do it. Next, our journalist friend insisted that we listen to the protesters’ chants. They included one against Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority, demanding that he leave office. They expressed it with contempt, openly taunting the moderate Palestinian leader and demanding, “Abbas, abandon your basta,” using a word that normally means a peddler’s stall. They chanted against the Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, as well, denouncing his handling of the peace process, which they declared dead. Get the best of The New Yorker every day, in your in-box. Sign me up During our long discussion after dinner, we concluded, together, that Israel and its ally, the U.S., had made a vast mistake. For Palestinians, Trump’s Jerusalem declaration ended all hopes that the long-moribund peace process might lead to an independent Palestinian state. Had Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, held off on the announcement, it might have still been possible for the status quo to continue, with Israelis claiming that they were pursuing peace while relentlessly pushing ahead with settlement construction that violated international law and made the creation of a viable Palestinian state impossible. This fortunate situation for Israel might have continued for another five or, perhaps, ten years. But after Trump’s declaration, it was over. The announcement also may prove politically fatal for Abbas, who had built his strategy and placed his hopes on the U.S. reviving the peace process. In recent years, Abbas has satisfied all of Israel’s demands but has still been rejected by Netanyahu. And now, Trump’s declaration had exposed the hopelessness of the U.S. serving as a fair arbiter. In an effort to regain some credibility among Palestinians, Abbas announced that Palestinians would no longer accept the U.S. serving as a mediator in peace talks in the wake of Trump’s decision. “Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state,” Abbas declared at a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, in Istanbul. “We do not accept any role of the United States in the political process from now on, because it is completely biased towards Israel.
  7. trump is the one who did.
  8. jerra-

    Turn some pages teacher

    such a sad song but I like it anyway.
  9. no lawyer could help him even if they wanted to, which no lawyer would.
  10. "Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II. To date, the United States has provided Israel $134.7 billion (current, or noninflation-adjusted, dollars) in bilateral assistance and missile defense funding. Almost all U.S. bilateral aid to Israel is in the form of military assistance, although in the past Israel also received significant economic assistance. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- and now why is the national deficit so high??
  11. right................ .😄 https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=809504
  12. ivanka trump had a big hand in getting jeresulem as the capital of israel. trump went along wth along with it. no us president before declared jeresulem as the capital of israel for good sensible reason,
  13. yes the us plays favoritism. that is a known fact. trump declaring jersulem to be the capital of israel was proof.
  14. the us playing favoritism has not helped anyone, including israel.