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BICOM Briefing | History and politics of Jerusalem

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In light of US President Donald Trump’s trip to Israel and, in particular, Jerusalem next week and the speculation over whether the Trump administration will implement the 1995 US Jerusalem Embassy Act and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (postponed by every President to date), the BICOM research team has produced a briefing on the city of Jerusalem.

The briefing explains the history of the city, it’s significance to the three monotheistic religions and sequence of events that led to the current status quo in the city. It also outlines the city’s status under international law and official UK Government policy.

The full briefing is available as a PDF below.

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