Trump Announces US Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

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By Michael Wilner.. US president told regional leaders he intended to declare the city the capital of the Jewish State. SEOUL — President Donald Trump on Wednesday (December 6, 2017) said the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and would move its embassy there, upending decades of a diplomatic consensus over the status of the city pioneered by his predecessors. Citing a 1995 law, the Jerusalem Embassy Act, compelling the president make the move absent national security risks, Trump said the time had come to recognize what everyone already knows to be true. “Jerusalem is the capital the Jewish people established in ancient times,” he said. “Today Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s government.” “This is nothing more or less than a recognition of the reality,” he added.

He directed the State Department to begin preparing the move, which may take years as the government scopes out a location, hires architects and plans for what is sure to be a challenging security environment. Read the full story.


Watch the full speech of Pres. Trump below.

Watch PM Netanyahu’s reaction below.


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