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Jerusalem is Israel's capital, says Donald Trump

Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, overturning decades of official US policy. Mr Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. The president said the US would support a two-state solution, if approved by both the Israelis and the Palestinians. Ahead of the decision, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned of “dangerous consequences”. Latest updates Speaking at the White House, Mr Trump said he had…

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US to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital in world first

US President Donald Trump will unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, senior administration officials say. But the officials said Mr Trump would not immediately move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The news comes ahead of an expected speech by Mr Trump on Wednesday. Arab leaders earlier warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be “a flagrant provocation to Muslims”. Israel has always regarded Jerusalem as its capital city, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a…

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