Cremisan Road, Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Mahmoud Darwish in the presence of absence (photo by GZ) Drone flying over KhanYounis, Gaza. (Photo by CdV) Anti-wall demonstration in Bi'lin. (Photo by LS) Wall grafitti made by Berlin residents. (Photo by CdV) Bypass road north-south - Jerusalem (photo by GZ) Gilo settlement - Beit Jala (photo by GZ) Hisham's Palace, Jericho (photo by GZ) Old city of Hebron (photo by GZ) Corridor from Erez crossing into Gaza (Photo by CdV) Mahmoud Darwish on Yasser Arafat- Ramallah (photo by GZ)

Trump’s deep bow to Israel

08-12-2017

The main arguments against Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel now used in the media are practical, tactical ones. Trump runs like a bull into the diplomatic china shop. He prejudges the outcome of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and provokes violence in the Middle East and beyond. All true. But we should not allow ourselves to forget the core issue. 
 

 

 

The solemn recognition of Jerusalem by the US is a reward for and legitimisation of the existing, decades-old Israeli policy of keeping Jerusalem as the ‘eternal, unified’ capital of Israel. What is precisely meant by ‘Jerusalem’?
 

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