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AP Diplomatic Writer 

Trump flouts warnings, declares Jerusalem Israel's capital


December 7, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy and formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Despite urgent appeals from Arab and European leaders and the risk of anti-American protests and violence, Trump declared it was time for a new approach to Mideast peace after decades of failure. Calling Jerusalem Israel's capital, he argued, was merely recognizing the obvious.

"We cannot solve our problems by making the same failed assumptions and repeating the same failed strategies of the past,...

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