Why it matters: The US pivot on Jerusalem

Lebanese and Palestinians students, burn a poster of U.S. President Donald Trump as they take part in a protest, in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. A number of U.S. allies in the Middle East are condemning the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, with the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia urging Washington to reconsider and reverse the announcement. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)

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