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Haley: Jerusalem Announcement Will 'Move the Ball in the Peace Process

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By    |   Sunday, 10 December 2017 11:14 AM

President Donald Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel will “move the ball” on Mideast peace negotiations, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Haley hailed the decision as the right thing to do.

"For those who want to say this is a bad idea, I’ll tell you ask us five and 10 years from now if you still think it’s a bad idea, because I really do think that this is going to move the ball in the peace process," she said.

"And what this does is just say what’s real: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. What’s wrong with saying it?"

She reiterated that stance in remarks on CBS News’ “Face The Nation,” saying “courage breeds leadership.”

“What we're going to see is, both sides are going to come to the table,” she said. “They’re going to decide what they think Jerusalem should look like…”

Trump “took Jersualem off the table” as a factor in ongoing negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, she asserted.

“For the last 22 years that was a bargaining chip,” she said on “Face The Nation. “It got us nowhere closer to peace. [Trump] took it off the table… [said to] both sides to come together, ‘you decide how you want to split it up. You decide if you're going to create boundaries or borders’ and let them decide…”

“This will go down in history to show he made the move that got the two parties to come to the table,” she added.

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President Donald Trump's declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel will "move the ball" on Mideast peace negotiations, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday.
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