President Trump to Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital
President Trump is expected to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday.
It’s a controversial move that fulfills one of his campaign promises.
U.S officials say the president will instruct the state department to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a process that will take several years.
The city has religious significance in Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
Both Muslims and Jews claim the holy city has their capital.
Officials say the decision was made to reflect “historical and current reality,” instead of being a political statement.
The White House says it’s in the best interest of the United States, but U.S. allies are expressing concerns, saying the move could shake up the delicate balance of peace in the Middle East.
A 1995 law passed by congress to move the capital to Jerusalem has been postponed every six months by each U.S. president, citing national security concerns.