Recognizing Jerusalem formally as the capital of Israel might bring positive results for Trump.
Trump’s latest move to recognize Jerusalem the capital of Israel might give him the leverage to negotiate what he has dubbed “the ultimate deal” between Israelis and Palestinians.
Trump, who just gave a something very precious to the Israelis, would ask the Israelis to offer some concessions to the Palestinians in the peace process.
Palestinians, who now are thinking to have lost the peace process, is likely to accept those concessions to resume the peace process despite the rhetoric from their leaders and their protests.
Furthermore, the announcement would boost Trump’s standing at home among the conservatives, to whom Trump would appear as the president who lives upto the promises he made during the presidential election campaign: first, attacking the Iran nuclear deal, and now, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.