8 Dec 2017

Widespread outrage follows US recognising Jerusalem as capital

From Morning Report, 8:25 am on 8 December 2017

Israeli security forces are using water cannon and teargas to quell Palestinian protests against Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital city. Mr Trump's move has been condemned by international allies and rivals alike including Russia's Vladimir Putin and France's Emmanuel Macron. Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Mr Trump's announcement is simply an acknowledgement of reality. Mouin Rabbani, senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, joins us from Jordan. He says Trump's claim it will help the peace process is "beyond me".