White House officials: Jerusalem decision could hurt peace process

Washington( CNN) President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to realise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital could temporarily thwart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, two elderly White House officials affirmed after Trump’s speech.

The question now for those officials: For how long?

“We’re prepared for derailment — temporary, I hope. Pretty sure it will be temporary, ” said a senior White House official, who holds the view that the President’s peace team has not said a word about furious Palestinian officials since the Trump’s announcement.