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State Department Warns of Violence Ahead of Trump Jerusalem Decision

posted on December 1, 2017

POLITICO’s Nahal Toosi reports, “The State Department has warned American embassies worldwide to heighten security ahead of a possible announcement Wednesday by President Donald Trump that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” Toosi writes, “Some Arab leaders have implored Trump not to change longstanding American policy on Jerusalem, saying it could make any peace agreement impossible and that it would spark mass protests and even terrorism.” The warning comes as Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, works to facilitate peace between Israelis and Palestinians.