Jordan Pushes for Recognition of East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestinian State

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Not sure if this is a trolly move, or genuine statecraft, but apparently Jordan is pushing for international recognition of East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state.  Either way, it’s an interesting counter to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Arabs seek recognition for Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem — Jordan

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Jordan said on Saturday the Arab League would seek international recognition of the Palestinian state with east Jerusalem as its capital after Washington recognised the Holy City as Israel’s capital.

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi made the announcement at a joint news conference with Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit after talks in Amman on the status of Jerusalem.

The talks were attended by the foreign ministers of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the Palestinian Authority as well as by the United Arab Emirates minister of state for foreign affairs.

“There is a political decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and we will strive to reach an international political decision to recognise a Palestinian state… with (east) Jerusalem as its capital,” Safadi said.

Abul Gheit said an expanded meeting of Arab foreign ministers to discuss Jerusalem would be held at the end of the month.

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