Moscow says it considers West Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital


Dec 7, 2017 @ 13:27 – DEBKA  FILES – ““We reaffirm our commitment to the UN-approved principles for a Palestinian-Israeli settlement, which include the status of East Jerusalem as the capital of the future Palestinian state. At the same time, we must state that in this context we view West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” the Foreign Ministry in Moscow stated Thursday. Moscow has said this before, becoming the first government in the world to extend recognition of any part of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. DEBKAfile: Israel claims all parts of an undivided Jerusalem as its capital and so its response to the Russian step was qualified.