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U.S. allies worry Jerusalem decision will hurt peace talks

December 7, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
Israel is the only country praising President Trump Thursday for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. There are fiery protests in the nearby West Bank. Iraq's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador, France's president said he disapproves of the move and Saudi Arabia called it "unjustified and irresponsible.
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Powerful allies molded Trump’s view on Jerusalem

December 7, 2017
Julie Pace, Jonathan Lemire | The Associated Press
The decision reflects the influence of powerful allies in Trump’s inner circle, including Vice President Mike Pence and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson, men determined to coach Trump on the issue and its importance to conservative Jews and evangelical Christians.
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Against advice, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

December 6, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
President Trump is set to reverse nearly seven decades of U.S. Middle East policy, as he is expected to announce that Washington will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The president plans to tell the State Department to begin moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv.
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Trump offers harsh words for N. Korea and Iran at first U.N. address

September 20, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
In a defiant speech before the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday, President Trump vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if it threatens the U.S. or its allies. He also called the Iran nuclear deal "an embarrassment" and promised to put American interests ahead of other countries.
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Trump to send son-in-law Jared Kushner, other top aides on Mideast peace mission after spate of violence

August 14, 2017
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Presidential son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner and two other top White House aides will soon visit Israel, the West Bank and several Arab capitals to explore prospects for Mideast peace negotiations now that a period of unrest has subsided, a White House official said Friday.
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Trump decides to keep U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, at least for now

June 1, 2017
Anne Gearan, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump will not move to relocate the U.S. Embassy in Israel from secular Tel Aviv to the capital Jerusalem, at least for now, reversing a campaign promise dear to some of his most conservative supporters.
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