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US News Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

23:05  06 december  2017
23:05  06 december  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital, upending decades of U.S. policy

  Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital, upending decades of U.S. policy President Donald Trump on Wednesday will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and set in motion the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the ancient city, senior U.S. officials said, a decision that upends decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East.Facing an outcry of opposition from Arab capitals, Trump, in a landmark speech, will announce he has ordered the State Department to begin developing a plan to move the embassy from Tel Aviv in what is expected to be a process that takes three to four years, the officials said. He will not set a timetable for the move.

President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced a plan to move the U. S . Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested city.Published OnDec.

President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel ' s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there, a move expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.

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Theresa May disagrees with Donald Trump’s ‘unhelpful’ decision on Jerusalem

  Theresa May disagrees with Donald Trump’s ‘unhelpful’ decision on Jerusalem Mr Trump announced that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Theresa May has said she regards Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as unhelpful to prospects for peace in the region.

Donald Trump has defied overwhelming global opposition by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel , but insisted that the highly controversial move would not derail his own administration’ s bid to resolve the Israeli -Palestinian conflict.

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Jerusalem as Israel ’ s capital , but emphasized that he was not pre-empting negotiations over the final status of the city.

Related: Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital (Provided by Associated Press)

President Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced plans to relocate the U.S. embassy there, a decision that could inflame tensions in the region and throw a wrench in potential peace negotiations.

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital © Provided by The Hill Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital

"I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said during a speech in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.

Trump framed the decision as a way to put his own stamp on one of history's oldest conflicts.

"The record is in: after more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians," the president said. "It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result."

The move showed Trump's inclination to prioritize domestic politics over the desires of U.S. allies in the Middle East and Europe who warned the announcement could spark violence in a region that is already a powder keg.

"While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver," the president said. "Today, I am delivering."

Kremlin: We see Trump's tweets as official statements .
Tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump are viewed in Moscow as his official position, the Kremlin said.A prolific user of Twitter before he was elected late last year, Trump has continued to use the social media platform to voice his views on policy and world affairs since moving into the White House.

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