Israel fears US plan to name Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Israeli officials are concerned the results of the midterm elections in the US could lead to US President Donald Trump acknowledging East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.
If the Republicans have a bad midterm election, pressure is on US President Donald Trump to reach a political settlement between Israel and Palestine.The change of tactics to the peace plan, including Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital, comes after relations have soured between the PA and the Trump administration.
Israel has expressed concern that Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” peace plan will declare Jerusalem the capital of both Palestine and Israel in an effort to persuade Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas to return to the negotiating table.
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