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Trump as Balfour

Print edition : January 05, 2018

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem on May 23. Photo: Sebastian Scheiner/AP

Syed Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbollah. He said Trump’s statement on Jerusalem was the Second Balfour Declaration and called for an intifada. Photo: AFP/AL-MANAR TV/Handout

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (centre) flanked by Jordan’s King Abdullah II (left) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with other leaders and high-ranking officials of Muslim countries before the opening session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul on December 13 to discuss the U.S.’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP

Donald Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem seems more dangerous theatre than anything else, another of his mischievous political acts.
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