AF's director Firas Maksad speaking to BBC Newshour
Firas Maksad speaks to BBC Newshour about how President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will impact US relations with Saudi Arabia and the Arab World. Despite being a strong US ally, Saudi Arabia cannot go along with Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In the short-term, the decision will consolidate the view, particularly among Palestinians, that the two-state solution is unworkable and empower those who do not believe in the peace process. It will also complicate Saudi efforts to work as a bridge between the Arab World and the Trump Administration.