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Nikki Haley: Trump Showed 'Courage' on Jerusalem

(CNN's "The Situation Room")

By    |   Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017 08:12 PM

United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday that President Donald Trump showed "courage" and "a commitment towards a peace process moving forward" with his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

"This is something that unites our country," Haley told Wolf Blitzer on CNN. "The fact that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, no one doubts that.

"There are parliaments there. There are supreme courts there. There are prime ministers there — and the United States has always put embassies in the capital.

"This is just common sense," Haley said. "This is just reality."

Trump also announced his administration would begin the process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Trump acted under a 1995 law requiring the United States to move its embassy to Jerusalem.

Haley noted previous presidents declined to move the embassy to keep from fanning tensions in the Middle East.

"Every single leading presidential candidate has always said they're for moving the embassy, but every time that was presented to them, you had a lot of naysayers saying why it shouldn't happen," she told Blitzer. "They all said that it was going to hurt the peace process.

"In 22 years, we haven't seen a peace process," Haley added. "Maybe if we do something different, we will now start to see something move forward."

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President Donald Trump showed "courage" and "a commitment toward a peace process moving forward" with his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday.
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