Jerusalem Issue Background, Analysis and Statements

Statement by President Trump on Jerusalem

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/12/06/statement-president-trump-jerusalem

 

Presidential Proclamation Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel and Relocating the United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/12/06/presidential-proclamation-recognizing-jerusalem-capital-state-israel-and

 

U.S. State Department Blog, Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2017/12/07/en/recognizing-jerusalem-israels-capital

 

Letter about Jerusalem move from Palestinian mission to UN Security Council President

http://www.passblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/6-December-2017-US-Actions-on-Jerusalem.pdf

 

U.S. State Department Warnings

 

 

Analysis

 

Council on Foreign Relations

 

United States Institute of Peace, What Does President Trump’s Decision on Jerusalem Mean for Israeli-Palestinian Peace?

https://www.usip.org/publications/2017/12/what-does-president-trumps-decision-jerusalem-mean-israeli-palestinian-peace

 

Atlantic Council, Trump’s ‘Pretty Serious Mistake’ in the Middle East

http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/new-atlanticist/trump-s-pretty-serious-mistake-in-the-middle-east?utm_content=buffer81cf7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Brookings Institute, Why is Trump undoing decades of U.S. policy on Jerusalem?
https://www.brookings.edu/blog/markaz/2017/12/05/why-is-trump-about-to-declare-jerusalem-the-capital-of-israel/

 

International Crisis Group, Counting the Costs of U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

https://www.crisisgroup.org/middle-east-north-africa/eastern-mediterranean/israelpalestine/counting-costs-us-recognition-jerusalem-israels-capital

 

Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

 

Statements

 

The Elders condemn US recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital as grave risk to peace

https://www.theelders.org/article/elders-condemn-us-recognition-jerusalem-israeli-capital-grave-risk-peace

 

STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION ON THE AMERICAN DECISION TO RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL

http://www.peaceau.org/en/article/statement-of-the-chairperson-of-the-african-union-commission-on-the-american-decision-to-recognize-jerusalem-as-the-capital-of-the-state-of-israel

 

League of Arab States, Aboul Gheit: manipulating the status of Jerusalem is an unjustified provocation to the feelings of Arabs and intensifies instability in the region

http://www.leagueofarabstates.net/ar/news/Pages/NewsDetails.aspx?RID=1407

 

United Nations: Issue of Jerusalem must be resolved through direct negotiations between parties, UN chief stresses

http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=58232#.WiiEeEqnHIU

 

Middle East Institute President’s Statement

http://www.mei.edu/content/flash/2017-12-6

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