President Donald Trump is expected to make a formal recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel today. The move is part of the plan to shift the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and it’s a major reversal from decades’ worth of American foreign policy.
Trump is hardly the first U.S. president to try to broker a resolution between Jerusalem and Palestine.
Remind me why Jerusalem is a source of conflict:
Israelis and Palestinians have long been involved in one of the biggest conflicts in history. Jerusalem is a key site for both groups, with the Palestinians viewing the city as the capital of a future Palestinian state and Israel claiming the Old City as the holiest site in Judaism.
It’s high time that Israel’s capital was recognized as its capital, but most of the world still has a problem with it. Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem will be akin to standing up to a bully.
“Logistically, it’s a move that makes sense,” Glenn said. “It also is conveniently the truth.”