Trump: US officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
WASHINGTON (December 6, 2017) — President Donald Trump has made it official: the United States now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the U.S. embassy will be moved there from Tel Aviv.
Trump: US officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
He said in a White House speech that he’s “determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” Trump says he’s deemed this change to be in America’s interests.
The president says the decision “marks the beginning of a new approach to conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.”
President Trump also reminded Americans that he is simply doing exactly what other American presidents have promised to do for the last 20 years and then refused to carry out their promise.
Israel’s prime minister calls it a “historic day” — following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Benjamin Netanyahu says in a statement that Israel is “profoundly grateful” and that Trump’s announcement is an “important step toward peace.”
The Israeli leader says his country “will continue to work with the president and his team to make that dream of peace come true.”
World leaders have warned that the move could inflame tensions in the volatile Mideast.