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Jerusalem: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Two-State Solution

jerusalem: I think there are very good reasons to question the theory that unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would contribute to the consolidation of peace in the Middle East, Steinmeier was quoted as telling the Jordanian daily Al-Ghad in an interview published Sunday, according to Metro News. One of the pillars of Germany's position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the need to preserve the status of holy sites and to negotiate the final status of Jerusalem within the framework of the two-state solution, Steinmeier, a former foreign minister, told Al-Ghad. Abdullah II spoke at the start of a meeting with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who also expressed concern about President Donald Trump's recognition last month of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Jordan's monarch serves as custodian of a major Muslim shrine in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem and the kingdom's Hashemite dynasty derives much of its political legitimacy from its special role in Jerusalem. I think our views on Palestine and Jerusalem are well known to you, the king told the German president Sunday. Jordan is also home to a large Palestinian population. ( As reported in the news.