February 22, 2018

My greatest moment was recognizing Jerusalem

11 February 2018, 07:17 | Taylor George

Trump says Jerusalem recognition 'highest point' reached as President so far

Trump: My greatest moment was recognizing Jerusalem

"I wanted to make clear that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel".

US President Donald Trump said in a recent interview with an Israeli newspaper that one of his goals for his first year in office was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and preparing to move the American embassy to the city.

On Dec. 6 Trump honored a campaign promise by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and vowed to relocate the U.S. Embassy to the city. "The capital, having Jerusalem be your great capital, was a very important thing to a lot of people", said Trump according to an excerpt released Friday ahead of full publication in the conservative Hebrew-language daily.

When asked which moment during his first year in office was most memorable, Trump didn't hesitate: "I think that Jerusalem was my high point". [T] here were others who did not thank me.

Israel Hayom - a free daily that largely backs Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - carried some quotes Friday from an interview with Trump to be published next week.

The Palestinians were outraged by Trump's December 6 recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, a move overturning decades of USA reticence on the city's status, and say they are looking at additional world powers as potential mediators. "All the other presidents failed to keep their promise, despite the fact that they promised it during the course of their election campaigns".

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"I have been thanked and in some cases not thanked, to be 100% honest about it".

"I think that both sides will have to make significant compromises in order for achieving a peace deal to be possible", Trump added, without elaborating.

"This basically says that the United States acknowledges that the capital of Israel is Jerusalem, and saying also that the embassy is going to be moved to the capital, just like it is in nearly every other country. When it comes to the specific borders, I will support whatever decision the sides reach".

Ben Gal was from a different settlement whose name in English means "mountain of blessing".

Haaretz's publisher, Amos Shocken, responded over the platform with a critique that echoed Palestinian complaints.

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