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Israeli Security, Regional Diplomacy, and International Law


Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Will not Damage the Peace Process

Filed under: International Law, Israel, Jerusalem, U.S. Policy

The United States government is deliberating whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and whether to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Amb. Alan Baker examines whether such a change in policy is wise, timely, and legal. He concludes that the move corrects a historic mistake.