via Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: ‘Today, I am delivering’ – AOL News

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Israel and the Palestinians.

In a speech at the White House, Trump said his administration would also begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is expected to take years.

The status of Jerusalem — home to sites holy to the Muslim, Jewish and Christian religions — has been one of the thorniest issues in long-running Mideast peace efforts.

via Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: ‘Today, I am delivering’ – AOL News

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