Defiant US President Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, risking chaos in the Middle East

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US President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of US policy and risk potentially violent protests.

The move is likely to inflame passions in the volatile region.
Source: Associated Press

Trump will instruct the State Department to begin the multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, US officials said today.

It remains unclear, however, when he might take that physical step, which is required by US law but has been waived on national security grounds for more than two decades.

The announcement brought warnings from leaders in the Mideast and elsewhere that this move could cause violent protests and complicate Mideast peace efforts

Palestinian officials have dubbed it the 'kiss of death' for the Middle East.
Source: Breakfast

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