Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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P07 - (Scheer-Jerusalem) OTTAWA. x-15s. Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says if his party forms government in 2019, it will follow Donald Trump's lead and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Conservative Erin O'Toole says to suggest that Jerusalem is not currently the working capital of Israel defies common sense. ("..say that outright.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Scheer's declaration comes in the form of a pledge posted to the Conservative party website designed to gather signatures from members of the public. It's a contentious move: while Israel claims Jerusalem as its capital, so do the Palestinians and the status of the city is part of ongoing peace negotiations.

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