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Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital; Israel does not recognize Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents

United States President Donald Trump announced he recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but Israel has never recognized Jerusalem’s Palestinian residents – the people whose land the state annexed unilaterally and unlawfully. No unilateral announcement or embassy relocation can change the fact that wide areas of the city – on which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who are deprived of political rights live  are occupied. This is the reality that must change.