Rep. Keith Ellison Doesn't Agree With Trump Recognizing Jerusalem As Israeli Capital

WayneDupreeShowPublished: December 5, 2017225 views
Published: December 5, 2017

Ellison was asked about the news that Trump would declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!" He said the announcement would be "Trump stomping all over what we've been trying to do as a nation."

"It's just Trump stomping all over what we've been trying to do as a nation to foster a negotiated two-state solution for many, many years," Ellison said. "So it's really a horrible tragedy."

Ellison argued issues of where Israel's capital will be should be decided during peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

"This unilateral departure from that is really upsetting the idea that we're going to have a negotiated settlement," he said. "It is a dramatic departure from diplomacy."

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