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Initial Mideast Violence From New U.S. Policy on Israel Is Limited

Grant Rumley
8th December 2017 - Quoted by Rory Jones - The Wall Street Journal

A splintered Palestinian leadership and muted Israeli security measures in Jerusalem limited the violent fallout on Friday of a White House decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital, easing fears of further unrest.


“Fatah aren’t going to let it escalate too much and are instead taking the lead from the people,” said Grant Rumley, a research fellow at the Washington-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, who visited the West Bank and Israel this week. For that reason, “I don’t know whether this is the kind of thing that will bring about protest for an extended period of time.”


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