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What the Israelis and Palestinians make of Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Amid the global controversy over President Donald Trump’s recognition, last week, of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, Israeli and Palestinian leaders actually found rare consensus: They agreed that the development was a win for Israel and a loss for the Palestinians.

To be sure, Trump’s concession was not a major one. Israel was always expected to get a recognized capital in Jerusalem under any Middle East peace deal, and the president did not reject Palestinian claims to have their capital in the city, too.

However, the change in two decades of American policy…