Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Trump to announce USA will recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Let's see. Jerusalem has been Israel's capital since 1949. President Donald J. Trump is only recognizing what has been a fait accompli since them.

From The Hill:
President Trump will announce the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but will sign a waiver delaying the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to there, senior administration officials said Tuesday.

Trump will make the announcement on Wednesday, in a speech that will be closely watched by other world leaders who fear the move will undermine peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians and spark protests across the Middle East.

In an effort to make good on a campaign promise, Trump will direct the State Department to begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

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