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Reşat Kasaba on Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel | KOMO News Radio

January 8, 2018

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In this interview with KOMO Radio News, Jackson School Director and an expert on the Middle East, Dr. Reşat Kasaba, talks about U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Kasaba questions the timing of the move, suggesting that it has the potential to make things difficult for the United States on ground in the Middle East. At the same time, the apparent suddenness of the decision creates questions about the U.S.’ foreign policy coordination with her allies.

Listen to the full transcript here