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5 Key Points On Jerusalem

A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows the Old City of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock. President Donald Trump is set to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of U.S. policy and ignoring dire warnings from Arab and Western allies alike. Source: Ahmad Gharabli

Jerusalem has been contested for millennia and its status remains unresolved to this day. The Israelis claim the entire city as their capital, while the Palestinians are seeking a capital in the eastern part of the city for a future state.

The U.S. position has long been that the city's status should be settled in negotiations between the two sides.

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