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Monday, 8 March 2021

Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel

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Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel
Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel

Since Trump took office in 2017, the White House has taken a series of steps that have outraged the Palestinians and delighted Israel.

Here are some of the key events.

Timeline: Trump's foreign policy towards Israel Dec.

2017 - Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital ... reversing decades of U.S. policy Feb.

2018 - The U.S. administration cuts aid to Palestinians ... totaling more than $200 million in funds May 2018 - The U.S. Embassy is moved from Tel Aviv ... and opens in Jerusalem, angering the Arab world (SOUNDBITE) (English) WHITE HOUSE ADVISER, IVANKA TRUMP, SAYING: "On behalf of the 45th President of the United States of America, we welcome you officially and for the first time to the embassy of the United States here in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel." Mar.

2019 - The U.S. recognizes Israeli sovereignty over the Golan June 2019 - Jared Kushner proposes an economic peace plan ... largely funded by the Gulf and private investors (SOUNDBITE) (English) SENIOR ADVISOR TO U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP JARED KUSHNER, SAYING: "My direct message to the Palestinian people is that despite what those who have let you down in the past tell you, President Trump and America have not given up on you." Nov.

2019 - The U.S. effectively declares Israeli settlements to be legal ... opposing most of the international community (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, SAYING: "The Trump administration is reversing the Obama administration's approach towards Israeli settlements.

U.S. public statements on settlement activities in the West Bank have been inconsistent over decades."


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