Defiant Trump confirms US will recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel


  • ‘My announcement marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict’
  • Palestinian president says US has abdicated its role as mediator

Donald Trump has defied overwhelming global opposition by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but insisted that the highly controversial move would not derail his own administration’s bid to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In a short speech delivered at the White House, Trump directed the state department to start making arrangements to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – a process that officials say will take at least three years.

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December 6th, 2017 by