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Israeli minister compares Trump to Churchill

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Israel's is calling the "Churchill of the 21st Century" for relocating the to

Ayelet Shaked says today that with his move has "reversed Chamberlain's policy of capitulation" and shown the world that "the landowner has returned."

Previous US presidents of both parties, as well as nearly every other country, refrained from opening embassies in Jerusalem, arguing that the city's final status should first be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Shaked appeared to be comparing that policy to British Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of the Nazis prior to World War II, suggesting was like his successor, Winston Churchill, who led the war effort.

Shaked, from the pro-settler Jewish Home party, bashed for not learning from history. She says it "closed its eyes to the strengthening of the Nazis, today it is choosing to close its eyes to the strengthening of " Trump has been lauded by Israelis and condemned by Palestinians for moving the embassy to the contested city.

The Palestinians seek its eastern sector as their future capital and say the move removes the U.S. as an

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 17:10 IST