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Jerusalem: A Decision of Regional Consequence

Dec 8, 2017 | 00:12 GMT
The U.S. and Israeli flags mingle in an image projected on the walls of Jerusalem's Old City.

A picture taken on December 6, 2017, shows a giant U.S. flag screened alongside Israel's national flag by the Jerusalem municipality on the walls of the old city. U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on December 6, 2017, and kicked off the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. 

(AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. administration's recent announcement that it would recognize the holy city as Israel's capital won't bring the apocalyptic repercussions that some have predicted. But it will be an unwelcome distraction for many countries -- and an opportunity for a few others....

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