[The Hill] President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem is an upset to years of US policy

Edward Gabriel, the U.S. ambassador to Morocco from 1997-2001, published an op-ed on the impact of the Trump Administration’s recent actions on the Middle East and North Africa:

thehill-logo-bigThe Hill (December 12, 2017) — President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has likely erased any foreseeable potential for a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians, and undermined the prospects of the United States continuing to be seen as an honest broker in the region. As the US Ambassador to Morocco, I was present in Rabat on December 12, 2000, when Dennis Ross, President Clinton’s Special Middle East Coordinator, presented Yasser Arafat and his team (during a very long night which ended at 3am the next morning) with a final comprehensive plan, known as the “Clinton Parameters”, that would address all outstanding issues among the parties and lead to a full and comprehensive peace…[read the full story here]

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