President Trump: US Now Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
“It’s an announcement concerning Israel and the Palestinians and the Middle East, and I think it’s long overdue.”
President Donald Trump is in with an announcement that could hold consequences across the globe.
The U.S. will now recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Per his announcement, President Trump also plans to move the U.S. embassy there.
While the controversial move is in line with Israeli law, it would violate international law and likely upset Arabs and Muslims across the region.
It could also seriously undermine Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts; however, Jerusalem’s mayor is standing behind the decision.
But a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Committee says the move by President Trump will set the stage for major problems down the road.
As a precaution, the U.S. State Department has issued an alert saying U.S. government employees and their families are not allowed to travel to the city of Jerusalem or the West Bank until further notice.