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Palestinian protesters burn U.S. and Israeli flags in Gaza City on Wednesday. President Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of U.S. policy and ignoring dire warnings from allies.
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Successive American presidents have signed waivers deferring a congressional act calling for the U.S. Embassy to be moved to Jerusalem. President Trump signed such a waiver in June, saying he wanted to give U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts a chance to succeed. But in recent days, U.S. officials indicated the president was considering moving the embassy.
U.S. officials announced late Friday that it would reverse its decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) office in Washington, D.C., saying it would merely impose limitations on office operations, aimed at encouraging peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
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