When President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel last week, his announcement was followed by warnings of widespread instability across the Middle East.
The U.S. decision was rejected by the European Union, while Arab foreign ministers demanded it be rescinded. And in the wake of the announcement, new violence has broken out in the West Bank, Gaza and Lebanon.
CGTN’s Stephanie Freid has more from Tel Aviv.
To discuss all of this:
- Omar Baddar, the Deputy Director of the Arab American Institute
- Matthew Brodsky, a senior fellow at the Security Studies Group
- Sahar Aziz, a law professor at Rutgers University
- John Bennett, a White House Correspondent for Roll Call
The U.S. president is apparently willing to wreck Jared Kushner’s peace initiative, risk widespread violence, destabilize Mideast allies and fuel terror just to pander to his political base | Opinion https://t.co/OEfY7qq4w2
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) December 5, 2017
There have been clashes in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, during protests against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Why does the city hold so much significance for Palestinians? More 📻: https://t.co/AUTXs3eDQR pic.twitter.com/5BZEkxjq0u
— BBC World Service (@bbcworldservice) December 7, 2017
Muslim protesters pray in front of the White House during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, expressing their solidarity with the Palestinian people https://t.co/SLFxDRBnD5 pic.twitter.com/Ymi8Sk9mRh
— AFP news agency (@AFP) December 9, 2017