Letters to the Editor

By Trump logic, he should recognize capital of Palestine

Protesters chant slogans Tuesday as they hold a placard with Arabic writing that reads: "Israel knows only the language of force," during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in front of the United Nations headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon.
Protesters chant slogans Tuesday as they hold a placard with Arabic writing that reads: "Israel knows only the language of force," during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in front of the United Nations headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. AP

Mr. Trump says that his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was meant to increase the chance of peace. It seems logical, therefore, that if he wants to further increase the chance of peace, he should recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine.

John Steinmeyer

Bradenton

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