Skirting own policy, White House puts ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on website

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The White House Monday put “Jerusalem, Israel,” on its website, breaking with decades of US policy to not recognize the city as part of the Jewish state.

A screen announcing imminent statements by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the Prime Minister’s Residence, and the livestream of their remarks, noted the location as “Jerusalem, Israel.”

No explanation was given for the dateline. The page was later taken down from the website, but was still available on YouTube.

US policy doesn’t hold that the city is part of Israel.

Rather, Democratic and Republican administrations have said Jerusalem’s status must be solved through US negotiation.

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