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Jordan, Egypt and Palestinians declare eastern Jerusalem ‘capital of Palestine’

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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:12 am

Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority declared eastern Jerusalem as the “capital of Palestine” ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel May 22-23.

“Everyone is convinced that the president of the United States wants to act effectively for peace,” Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said May 14 at a press conference in Amman, alongside Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukri and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. “The three of us felt a genuine commitment by Trump to resolve the conflict,” Safadi said.

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