Nikki Haley: ‘The President Took Jerusalem Off the Table’ as a Bargaining Chip in the Peace Process

‘The last 22 years, that was a bargaining chip, and it got us nowhere closer to peace’

HALEY: "So, neither one of those is right. The president took Jerusalem off the table. That’s what he did, because that is something that we have always — people have said use that as bargaining chip. Let’s be clear. The last 22 years, that was a bargaining chip, and it got us nowhere closer to peace. What he did was take it off the table. Jerusalem is the capital of the Israel. Take that off the table. Tell both sides to come together, and say, OK, you decide how you want to split up Jerusalem. You decide if you’re going to create boundaries or borders there. And let them decide. They’re going to be naysayers, John, that say, you shouldn’t do this, you shouldn’t do this. But they also thought — they also questioned the president when he first decided to strike for chemical weapons in Syria, and that was true leadership. They said the same thing when we started to push North Korea and push sanctions. That was true leadership. This again will go down in history to show he made the move that finally got the two parties to come to the table. And it’s OK for naysayers, but we know at the end of the day this is the right thing to do."

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