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April 18, 2018 4:57 pm

Israeli Writer Amos Oz: All Countries Should Follow Trump and Move Embassies to Jerusalem

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Amos Oz. Photo: Screenshot/YouTube.

Every country should “follow the example of President Trump” and move their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem, famed Israeli author Amos Oz said in an interview published on Wednesday.

The author of A Tale of Love and Darkness made the comment during a conversation with the German publication Deutsche Welle on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence. Oz was talking about being born in Jerusalem in 1939, when the Holocaust was starting to unfold, and his views on the city today as it stands. He said he has “mixed feelings” about Jerusalem and was unsure of what will happen to the city in the future, but was certain about what should happen with the embassies in the Jewish state.

Following his remarks about President Trump, Oz — a long-time advocate of the two-state solution  added, “simultaneously there should be an embassy of all countries in the world in East Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Palestine.”

Oz added that he would take part in celebrating Israel’s 70th anniversary. He explained, “If I compare the kind of world into which I was born to the world of today, it’s not that today’s world strikes me as paradise or as heaven, but I was born into the world of Nazi Germany…I think that this very rough, cruel, bloody world of today is less bloody, cruel and hopeless than the world of the early 1940s.”

The interview concluded with Oz revealing where he sees Israel in 70 years and what he wishes for the Jewish state. He told Deutsche Welle, “This is the land of the prophets, there is too much competition in the prophecies business here. I don’t dare to tell you where it will be seven months from now. I tell you what I want. This will be the shortest answer in the whole interview: peace.”

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