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“On December 6, 2017, President Donald Trump made history. In a bold and courageous decision, he proclaimed what many knew in their hearts: that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel. Trump has long understood that Jerusalem was, is and will always remain the capital of Israel.
I was not surprised by his proclamation, because he campaigned on it. I was confident that what I wrote in a 2016 piece, “Trump Gets it Right on Jerusalem,” would come to pass. Because the Trump that I know always tries his best to follow through on his promises.
Trump was clear that it was still up to the parties to negotiate the final status issues and that the status quo at Jerusalem’s holy sites was to continue. Each decision over the past three years made by Trump regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been to support and work toward peace while recognizing reality and not being afraid to speak the truth.
And the truth is that Jerusalem has been the most significant place in the world for the Jewish people for thousands of years. Judaism’s holiest sites are located in Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount — where the two ancient Jewish temples stood and were destroyed, and where Jews, wherever they are in the world, face when praying — and the Western Wall.”
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