Abbas Meets Jordanian King to Discuss Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

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The Times of Israel reports: Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met on Thursday with Jordan’s King Abdullah II in Amman in order to coordinate a response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital a day earlier.

Trump broke with decades of US and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and said he had directed the US State Department to begin the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as required by US law.

Trump maintained that his decision would not influence the city’s geographic and political borders, which will still be determined by Israel and the Palestinians. Israeli leaders hailed the move, while much of the international community denounced it.

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