The Jerusalem Issue

Posted on: Mon 11 Dec 2017

The Middle East has been rocked by protests and conflict following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

While conflict has broken out between Israel and the Palestinian Territories, thousands of people have also protested the decision in other countries including Turkey, Lebanon, Malaysia and Jordan.

‘Politically, Jerusalem could not be more significant because it still remains the aspired capital for Palestinians seeking to establish their own state’, says Dr Michelle Burgis-Kasthala on why this decision has sparked such outrage.

Research fellow at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific, Dr Michelle Burgis-Kasthala, joins Tom Mann to discuss the possible consequences of this decision for the two states and the world.

Produced by Milly Schultz-Boylen

Image sourced from Flickr via Israeltourism


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