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World Netanyahu hails Trump's Jerusalem declaration as 'historic'

21:36  06 december  2017
21:36  06 december  2017 Source:   afp.com

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed US President Donald Trump ’ s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday as “ historic ” and a “courageous and just decision”. Netanyahu also pledged no change to the status quo at Jerusalem ’s highly sensitive holy sites in the city sacred to

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed US President Donald Trump ' s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday as " historic " and a Netanyahu also pledged no change to the status quo at Jerusalem 's highly sensitive holy sites in the city sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged no change to the status quo at Jerusalem's highly sensitive holy sites: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video message after President Trump's announcement on Wednesday. © Provided by AFP Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a video message after President Trump's announcement on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday as "historic" and a "courageous and just decision."

Netanyahu also pledged no change to the status quo at Jerusalem's highly sensitive holy sites in the city sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims.

"This is a historic day," Netanyahu said in a video message released immediately after Trump's speech.

"Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years. It's been the capital of Israel for nearly 70 years ... Jerusalem has been the focus of our hopes, our dreams, our prayers for three millennia."

"We're profoundly grateful for the president for his courageous and just decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to prepare for the opening of the U.S. embassy here."

Netanyahu also called on "all countries that seek peace to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move their embassies here."

Netanyahu sees EU backing Jerusalem move .
<p>Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says he expects European countries to follow the US in recognising Jerusalem as his country's capital.</p>He is in Brussels for talks - the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited the city in more than 20 years.

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