US Jerusalem Embassy, a Gift of Uncertain Value

Donald J. Trump promised to move his nation’s embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. Decades of promises seemed very real – with reverberations far beyond stone and cement. Palestinians protested around the West Bank on Thursday, and many Israeli Jews wondered if this was a gift that could be politely pushed away. Moving the embassy is not even close to the top of the list of concerns for even right-leaning Israelis who oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state. Many worry it would only set off new fighting with the Palestinians as well as the rest of the Arab world, a big price tag for a symbolic change that would hardly move the ball on the broader conflict.

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