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Rush to mayhem in the Middle East

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While U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran still echoes, the opening of the relocated U.S. embassy in Jerusalem came on top of the ongoing protests on the Gaza border, launched on March 30, provoking further unrest.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 58 protesters were killed and 2,700 injured by live gunfire, tear gas or other means, only on May 14.

Considering that Ramadan started this week, we should brace ourselves for more violence following the Friday prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Trump, who has built his entire presidency on undoing his predecessor Barack Obama’s accomplishments, has been keeping his campaign promises so far.

Yet, hardly can any soul make a compelling explanation on how his recent moves will either make America great or safer, let alone establish peace and security in the Middle East.

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last December was a significant break from the position of the previous U.S. administrations.

In 1967, after Israel captured East Jerusalem, West Bank, Golan Heights and Sinai Peninsula, the U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 242 which demanded Israel’s withdrawal from the........

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