Israel Fires Back at Turkey: Jerusalem Has Been the Jewish Capital for 3,000 Years

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By Noa Landau and Reuters..
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PLO: U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital would be ‘kiss of death’ to two-state solution

A formal U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would be the “kiss of death” to the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s chief representative in Washington said on Monday (December 4, 20170. “Should such a step be taken, it would have catastrophic consequences,” Husam Zomlot told Reuters in an interview.

“That would be actually the kiss of death to the two-state solution because Jerusalem is at the very heart of the two-state solution,” Zomlot said. Such a declaration would break with decades of U.S. policy and could fuel violence in the Middle East.
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