Counting the Costs of U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Counting the Costs of U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
Palestinian Activism Reawakens in Jerusalem after Holy Esplanade Attack
Palestinian Activism Reawakens in Jerusalem after Holy Esplanade Attack
A man walks by as the Israeli national flag and an American one are projected on a part of the walls surrounding Jerusalem's Old City, on 6 December 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

Counting the Costs of U.S. Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

President Donald J. Trump on 6 December 2017 declared U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking decades of precedent even while saying the U.S. was not “taking a position of any final status issues”. In this Q&A, Ofer Zalzberg and Nathan Thrall, Senior Analysts for Israel/Palestine, examine what the decision means for Israelis, Palestinians and the future of their conflict.