Headline of the day: More fuel for Mideast flames

Along with Trump’s support for building more settlements, this move, reversing a long American policy, is certain to fuel more anger and violence. From the London Daily Mail:

GOP senators launch effort to move America’s embassy in Israel to ‘eternal capital’ Jerusalem

  • Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas and Dean Heller of Nevada introduced the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act on Tuesday
  • New law would force the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city – and move the American embassy there from Tel Aviv
  • Current law allows the president to opt out every six months for ‘national security’ reasons
  • New bill would erase that loophole and force the White House’s hand
  • President-elect Donald Trump has already signaled that he agrees with the move, and his designated ambassador David Friedman agrees

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