BREAKING: Trump to Recognize Jerusalem as Capital of Israel and Move U.S. Embassy

In a move that is being cheered by our U.S. allies in Israel, President Trump has announced he will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

In addition, Trump is  expected to order the move of the State Department’s U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

WATCH:

As reported by FoxNews

In his announcement, Trump will say that the U.S. government recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. One official described it as an “honest” acknowledgement of a “seven-decade old fact.”

“While President Trump recognizes that the status of Jerusalem is a highly sensitive issue, he does not think it will be resolved by ignoring the simple truth that Jerusalem is home to Israel’s legislature, its Supreme Court, the prime minister and is such the capital of Israel,” one official said.

The U.S. would be the first country to move its embassy to Jerusalem, which is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. Other countries who have diplomatic relations with Israel keep their embassies in Tel Aviv.

 

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