Richard Nixon
  • In this June 29, 1972, file photo, President Richard Nixon gestures during his news conference in Washington. As Barack Obama arrives in Israel for his first trip there as president, a 1972 recording shows that Nixon complained of the Democrats’ "dishonest" platform language _ declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel. On the previously unreported taped conversation, Nixon suggested that Democratic military cuts would leave Israel vulnerable to military aggression. Israel had fought a war against its Arab n

    The United States, during administrations of both political parties, has refused to recognize any nation's sovereignty over Jerusalem since Israel's creation.

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