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Real reason for Trump’s decision


DONALD Trump has done what no other world leader has.

However, the United States President’s provocative move recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital isn’t without risk.

It also isn’t necessarily what everyone in Israel may even want.

That’s according to Lydia Khalil who said the move is likely to be seen in the Muslim world as the US siding with Israel.

Ms Khalil, a research fellow at the Lowy Institute’s West Asia program, also said Mr Trump’s move could hinder rather than help the peace process in the Middle East.

Mr Trump officially recognised the holy city as the capital of Israel and declared his intention to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv.

“Today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” he said.

“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do.”

The US President also argued it was “long overdue”, given moving the embassy has been US policy since 1995.

However, critics …

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/world/middle-east/donald-trump-jerusalem-recognition-why-is-us-moving-embassy/news-story/489321d45f6743855890ba16aefe84d7

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