the hague - The American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is the death blow to the credibility of the United States and Israel in their attitude towards the two-state solution. The Palestinian Envoy in the Netherlands, Rawan Suleiman, states this in a statement shortly before an expected announcement by President Trump.
Suleiman asks the EU but also the Netherlands to take action against this, including the full recognition of Palestine as a state with the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital.
Trump is expected to officially announce our time Wednesday around 7:00 pm that Washington recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and moves the embassy to Jerusalem. According to Suleiman, the Security Council of the UN has clearly stated that the status of the city can only be changed by the parties concerned in negotiations.
The two-state solution that the international community is heading for assumes that Israel will eventually return the territories occupied in 1967 and that a Palestinian state will come there.