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Analysis: What Pres. Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement Means For The World

Houston Matters offers analysis of President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel from local experts on politics and the Middle East.

President Trump - Israel Announcement
President Donald Trump announces plans to acknowledge Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at a press conference on Dec. 6, 2017.

Pres. Donald Trump Wednesday announced the U.S. would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He also directed the State Department to “begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.” It’s a controversial move.

Houston Matters brings you the President’s speech along with analysis from local experts on politics and the Middle East.

Joining host Craig Cohen for the discussion are:

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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