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Trump's Embassy Statement

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It was hard, even for opponents of the president and his decision yesterday, to avoid feeling moved at hearing the words, “today we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital.”

Still, one could easily argue, without too much cynicism, that declaring something Congress passed into law in 1995 isn’t that daring an act, and that the largely symbolic gesture didn’t make Jerusalem any more or any less the capital of the sovereign nation of Israel, the whole point of sovereignty, of course, being the ability to determine such matters without anyone else’s approval.

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