AIPAC Rapturous Over Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
AIPAC Rapturous Over Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Ignoring his flagrant breach of international law, AIPAC cited bipartisan US congressional support for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, along with moving America's embassy there – no matter how illegal, hostile to Palestinian rights, or regionally disruptive, saying:

Trump's move "is a long-overdue step by the executive branch. In his announcement, President Trump reasserted his commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians," adding: 

"His action in no way precludes future negotiations over the city's final status, borders, or the goal of two states for two peoples. The administration should quickly complete the necessary planning to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem."

Fact: Jerusalem is an international city under a UN protectorate. No nation may legally claim it as
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