Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
It’s a risky move. In a White House address, President Donald Trump announced today he’ll recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a provocative and largely symbolic move that reverses decades of U.S. policy. The decision will likely stoke tensions and even violence in the region, and Jordan’s King Abdullah II as well as King Salman of Saudi Arabia have already warned it would provoke Muslims and threaten any peace process. Meanwhile, Trump said the U.S. embassy, currently in Tel Aviv, will be moved to Jerusalem.