Arab Anger Will Abate Over Trump Jerusalem Decision, White House Sources Say

By Deborah Danan

Donald Trump

TEL AVIV – President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem had nothing to do with the peace process that he is still hoping to resume in the coming months, White House officials said on Thursday, adding that the Palestinians’ “short-term pain” is outweighed by hard facts that need to be accepted. Speaking to the Jerusalem Post on the condition of anonymity, one administration official said Israel’s presence in Jerusalem was fully legitimate and just, but that fact had no bearing on the city’s final status in future negotiations. “We know there will be short-term pain,” the official said, “but in the long term, [Trump’s] action will help with those conversations.” The Palestinian Authority led by Mahmoud Abbas must realize that its only chance of obtaining independence is with the help of the U.S., the official said. He added that the Palestinian cause is no longer high on the Arab world’s agenda, and certainly no Sunni ally will risk damaging American ties over the peace process, particularly with the Iranian threat taking center stage. Wednesday’s declaration, in which Trump departed from decades of de facto policy by saying he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, was …read more

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