Can the Middle East peace process survive Trump's Jerusalem decision?

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The US president’s recognition of the holy city as Israel’s capital reveals an administration out of its diplomatic depth

“Today,” asserted Donald Trump, marking the formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “I am delivering.” The question in the aftermath of a statement that has upended decades of carefully crafted diplomacy is: what has he delivered?

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Of all the issues at the heart of the enduring conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, none is as sensitive as the status of Jerusalem. The holy city has been at the centre of peace-making efforts for decades.

We’ve been told there will be a plan. The message is that when it emerges, we should listen. That’s it

Related: Deep anxiety across the Jerusalem divide over Trump’s actions

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