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>> Therefore, I have determined->> On the world stage, Donald Trump cuts a lonely figure over his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.>> As the capital.>> Warnings have come from across the world, including major allies like France and Great Britain.>> The status of Jerusalem should be determined in a negotiated settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
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>> The Saudi Royal Court has issued a statement warning of dangerous consequences. Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan accused Trump of throwing the region into a ring of fire. Saying the decision disregards a 1980 UN resolution regarding the status of the city.>>
NOISE]>>
Protesters hit the streets in Turkey and Lebanon.
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In Bethlehem, outside the Church of the Nativity, they switched off the Christmas lights in protest.>>
FOREIGN]
> Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas saying the United States has abdicated its role as a peace mediator. The last round of US brokered talks between Israel and the Palestinians collapsed in 2014.
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The status of Jerusalem has always been a major sticking point. Israel sees the contested city as its undivided capital, the Palestinians claim the east as theirs. Trump has touted himself as a master negotiator. But many are now questioning the credibility of the US as an honest broker of Middle East peace.
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He says he remains committed to the two state solution if the parties want one. The UN Security Council will meet on Friday to discuss Trump's latest move.