West Asia

Woe to Jerusalem

Print edition : January 05, 2018

President Donald Trump holds up the proclamation recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during an address from the White House in Washington, D.C., on December 6. Photo: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS

The Al Aqsa mosque in the Old City in Jerusalem. Photo: Getty Images

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: MUHAMMAD HAMED/REUTERS

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya. Photo: SAID KHATIB/AFP

A pro-Palestinian protest in Istanbul on December 8, 2017. Photo: YASIN AKGUL/AFP

Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, against international opinion, legitimises Israel’s brutal occupation of the city and dumps the two-state solution for the Israel-Palestine dispute.
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