🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Two Views of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem | New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: Two Views of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem by Michael Barbaro from nytimes.com

Many Israelis see the relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv as a historic milestone for the Jewish state. But for Palestinians, who hope to see the eastern part of Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, it’s a betrayal.

On today’s episode:

‚Äʬ†David M. Halbfinger, the Jerusalem bureau chief for The New York Times.

‚Äʬ†Declan Walsh, The Times‚Äôs Cairo bureau chief, who has been reporting from Gaza this week.

Background reading:

‚Äʬ†At least 58 Palestinians were killed and 2,700 injured¬†on Monday as demonstrators clashed with Israeli forces along the Gaza border fence.

‚ÄĘ Meanwhile, an hour‚Äôs drive away, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel celebrated¬†the new American embassy in Jerusalem¬†at a ceremony attended by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

‚ÄĘ Here are images of¬†the two contrasting scenes, which illustrate¬†the widening chasm between Israelis and Palestinians¬†after 70 years of conflict.

While listening I forgot about the opener and thought the first half was too chipper and upbeat. I was ready to get upset at the break thinking that they were doing their usual commercial and closing. I had a sigh of relief that it continued. The second half made for a far more balanced picture.

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