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>> Donald Trump promising Israel's prime minister he'd recognize Jerusalem as the country's undivided capital if elected president, marking what would be a dramatic shift in US policy. During a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu in New York Sunday, Republican nominee saying peace would only come to the region when Palestinians, quote, renounce hatred and violence and accept Israel as a Jewish state, according to a statement from his campaign.
While Israel calls Jerusalem its capital, few other countries, including the US, agree, maintaining embassies instead in Tel Aviv. Palestinians want East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 war, as capital of the state they aim to establish next to Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In 1995, the US Congress passed a law to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem.
But no president, Republican or Democrat, has implemented the law, calling it an overreach of Congressional authority. Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, also met with Netanyahu Sunday, reasserting her commitment to the US-Israel relationship, but also emphasizing the need for a two state solution to the conflict, one that guarantees Israel's future as a secure Jewish state and provides Palestinians with quote, independence, sovereignty and dignity.