People dine at a coffee shop as an image of newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump is displayed on a monitor in Tel Aviv, Israel November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Israeli right-wing politicians rushed to capitalize on Donald Trump's election as U.S. president Wednesday, with one key minister even declaring an end to the idea of a Palestinian state. Some government ministers also pushed for Trump to follow through on his controversial commitment to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv.Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, also of Jewish Home, called on Trump to follow through on a pledge to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.Trump has vowed to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Netanyahu had caused controversy when he ruled out a Palestinian state ahead of a 2015 general election, but later backtracked and has since expressed support for a two-state solution, the basis of years of negotiations. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also congratulated Trump and said he hoped peace could be achieved during his term based on the two-state solution.
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