– The Sun News

U.S officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“That city is Israel’s capital,” Trump said in remarks at the White House. “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

Trump also announced plans to build a new American embassy in Jerusalem. The current U.S. embassy is located in Tel Aviv.

Trump acknowledged that his decision was driven by a political campaign pledge, saying that “while previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.”

The president went on to say that his decision “is not intended in any way” to hamper a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. He also said the United States would “support a two state solution if agreed to by both sides.”

But Trump’s decision has already angered leaders across the Middle East, who warned the president that his decision would effectively doom any future peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, and could further destabilize the entire Middle East.

Jerusalem has long been a divided city, with West Jerusalem serving as the seat of Israel’s government. Palestinians, however, consider East Jerusalem as the rightful capital of any future Palestinian state.

Trump said he would immediately begin the process of designing and building a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Upon completion, he said, it “will be a magnificent tribute to peace.”

(Source: CNBC)


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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 6th December 2017 at 6:54 pm

    It is the only political solution to the Israel – Palestine political issue. Jerusalem undivided capital of Israel, Gaza City capital of Palestine.

  2. Mike 6th December 2017 at 7:00 pm

    This is the new dawn and fulfilment of the biblical prophecies. Any physical challenge against this declaration will be consumed by angels of heaven. So the world be ware!!!!!!

  3. Ezekiel Okeke 6th December 2017 at 7:40 pm

    People of Palestine existence and future is only possible under a Palestine State, a Palestine State is only possible with Gaza City as capital, Jerusalem undivided capital of Israel. It is political issue and political solution, not religion issue, and no religion solution. All countries of this advanced 21st century world with responsibility has duty to this only scientific solution now.

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