Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, Shifting Policy

Posted: December 6, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

Associated Press/ALEX BRANDON President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced he would begin moving the U.S. embassy there, despite warnings from world leaders across the globe that the move would undermine peace efforts and spark violence.

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