Julian Ku, the Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, appeared on WCBS’s CBS-2 News in a report on the reaction from New Yorkers to President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday that the United States is recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
In his interview with correspondent Carolyn Gusoff, Professor Ku explained, as Gusoff summarized it, “that the president is on firm ground legally.”
The episode was broadcast on Dec. 6, 2017. The discussion with Professor Ku starts at 0:55 into the report.
View the video of the report on the WCBS website.
President Trump Formally Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
The U.S. Embassy in Israel would be moved there from Tel Aviv, a change that will take several years to complete.
By Emily Ngo
Dec. 6, 2017
Julian Ku, a professor at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, said Trump’s speech did not include language that dismissed dividing Israel in the future.
“We are definitely taking Israel’s side, but we may not be going to the maximalist position,” Ku said.
“The headline is: We recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” he said. “The detail is: Where is the border of Jerusalem?”
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