Trump’s shift on Israel’s capital – widely condemned

13th December 2017 Socialist Action 0

Notes from the front of 13-12-2017

Trump’s shift on Israel’s capital – widely condemned

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel represents a significant shift in US foreign policy. It is a violation of international law which recognises East Jerusalem is Palestinian territory that is has been under illegal Israeli occupation since 1967. It is a sharp departure from the internationally recognised basis for a two state solution, with East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.