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    Netanyahu Says Europe Will Follow Trump’s Lead

    He put facts “squarely on the table.” That was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction to President Trump’s official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week. The move ignited widespread protests, sparked deadly Middle Eastern violence and provoked criticism from American allies worldwide. Speaking in Brussels, Netanyahu predicted that “all, or most European countries” would repeat Trump’s declaration, as the Czech Republic has. But other nations and the EU have withheld recognition, hoping to broker peace with Palestinians who see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

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