U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem; Dozens of Protesting Palestinians Killed

What Donald Trump has already declared "a great day for Israel" includes a profound provocation that will complicate the peace process (to put it mildly); dozens of protesting Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers; an anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim Christian minister scheduled to speak at the event; and much international condemnation of the move.

No Democrats are reportedly in attendance, including Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, who is the highest ranking Jewish member of Congress.

And Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is giddy, praising Trump for "advanc[ing] peace" and for "real leadership."

Meanwhile, a two-state solution is now going to be even more difficult to achieve. And that's the least of it. This move potentially further destabilizes the region, and let us be clear that for Trump and the senior members of his administration who advocated for this move, including Vice President Mike Pence, destabilization is not a bug but a feature.

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