Nearly 50 years before President Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel, a SECRET Central Intelligence Agency report had already declared the issue of the city’s ownership a “stumbling block” which could sink the entire peace process, and worse, one “without prospects” for a solution.
The report, discovered in the CIA’s declassified archives, had been sent in a memo to then-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as a refresher on then-recent history of Jerusalem’s occupation.
As one could glean from the title, the report was less than optimistic …
and comes to the rather glum conclusion that both sides seem “irreconcilable.”
Though it’s worth noting that Palestinians aren’t even given the dignity of a side.
As for what the nameless analyst would make of this week’s curveball, that’s anybody’s guess. Read the full report embedded below.
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