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    Kushner: Trump Weighing Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

    Nothing’s set in stone. Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, is tasked with leading U.S. efforts to restart peace accords in the Middle East. Yesterday he said Trump hasn’t yet decided on the fate of his campaign promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The controversial step, breaking with decades of U.S. policy, could derail expected demands in any two-state process. Jordan’s foreign minister immediately responded that there would be serious consequences, while Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas tried to rally world leaders against the move.

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