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Trump to UN: Jerusalem Embassy Move Advances Peace, Not Harms It

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2018 in New York City. The United Nations General Assembly, or UNGA, is expected to attract 84 heads of state and 44 heads of government in New York City for a week of speeches, talks and high …
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The Times of Israel reports: US President Donald Trump urged the international community to isolate Iran on Tuesday, during a combative address before the United Nations General Assembly, in which he accused the Tehran regime of sowing “death and destruction.”

…Another point of international controversy Trump addressed in his speech was his efforts to clinch the long-coveted Israeli-Palestinian peace accord. In that context, he championed his decision to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy there.

“The United States is committed to a future of peace and stability in the region, including peace between the Israelis and Palestinians,” Trump told the world body. “That aim is advanced, not harmed, by acknowledging the obvious facts.” Taking a shot at analysts who worried the move would harm US-Palestinian relations, make the conditions for resumed negotiations impossible, and possibly instigate violence, Trump derided the “so-called experts who have been proven wrong over the years time and time again.

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