Analysis

Trump and Jerusalem

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US President Donald Trump is expected to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and confirm plans to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem in a speech today at 18:00 UK time. BICOM has produced a series of briefings, articles and podcasts on the status of Jerusalem, Trump and the peace process.

May – BICOM Podcast: Trump’s Israel visit – Michael Herzog analyses the likely outcome

BICOM Senior Research Fellow Brigadier General (Res.) Michael Herzog discusses Trump’s first trip to Israel last may and it’s possible implications. Listen here.

May –BICOM Briefing | History and politics 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. Read here.

Opeds

Can Trump’s Jerusalem speech strengthen the two-state solution? Calev Ben-Dor, BICOM.

Why the Wording of Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Matters, by David Makovsky and Dennis Ross, Washington Institute.

The Israel-Palestine conflict is as hard as it gets – what can Donald Trump do to solve it? by James Sorene, this article originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph and can be read on BICOM.

Moving the American Embassy: What you need to know, by Ilan Goldenberg, Matzav Blog.

Hope or Hype? This is just the beginning, by James Sorene, BICOM.

A How-To Guide for Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, Einat Wilf, Washington Institute.

Benjamin Netanyahu is a man in search of a legacy – Donald Trump might just give it to him, by James Sorene, this article originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph and can be read at BICOM.

Trump’s threat to Arab-Israeli Peace, by Ofer Zalzberg, Cairo Review of Global Affairs.

Trump’s Middle East policies will be driven by his instincts and loose relationship with reality, by James Sorene, this article originally appeared in the Daily Telegraph and can be read at BICOM.

What will Jared Kushner and Donald Trump’s Middle East look like? by Alan Johnson, CNN.

Trump Means Tough Choices For British Diplomacy, by James Sorene, Huffpost.

Fathom articles

The old ways have had their day. Peace-making will look very different in the era of Trump, by Claire Spencer, Fathom.

Trump, Israel and the Jews: What Happens Next? by Shany Mor, Fathom.

Constructive ambiguity has not worked. Peace needs constructive specificity, by Einat Wilf, Fathom.

On Jerusalem: an interview with Danny Seidemann, Fathom.