Netanyahu: Trump Did A "Great Service For Peace" By Recognizing Jerusalem As Israeli Capital


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells CNN's Fareed Zakaria that President Donald Trump did a "great service for peace" by deciding to move the US embassy to Jerusalem and said that Israel is looking for lasting peace with the Palestinians.

"He did a great service for peace because peace can only be based on truth, on reality. And denying the simple fact that Israel's capital is Jerusalem is โ€” pushes peace backward by creating an illusion, a fantasy. You can't build peace on fantasy," Netanyahu told CNN's Fareed Zakaria at Davos.

"The seat of government is in Jerusalem. This has been the case for the 70 years of Israel's existence that we're celebrating now. Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people since the time of King David. That's only 3,000 years ago," he said.

"Under any peace agreement, you know that the capital of Israel will continue to be Jerusalem, and the seat of our government will continue to be in Jerusalem," he continued.

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