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February 17, 2000
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The top two Republican presidential candidates said the United States should recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Answering a question by CNN’s Larry King during a televised debate in South Carolina, Texas Gov. George W. Bush said, “I think we ought to recognize it, yes.” Arizona Sen. John McCain said the United States should recognize it “immediately,” adding that it would make the “peace process much simpler” because “as soon as the Palestinians and others know exactly where that capital is, then it’ll be off the table.”

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