Ambassador Dennis Ross Offers Historical Perspective On Trump's Jerusalem Announcement

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: President Trump today declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, something he said was overdue. He called it a recognition of reality. He said the U.S. remains committed to bringing peace to the region. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING) PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: This decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace agreement. We want an agreement that is a great deal for the Israelis and a great deal for the Palestinians. KELLY: We're hearing reaction to President Trump's announcement from the region, also from here in the U.S. today, including Ambassador Dennis Ross. He's advised four U.S. presidents on the Middle East,...

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