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Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

Dec. 5, 2017 at 11:56 p.m.

A view of Jerusalem's old city is seen Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. U.S. officials have said that President Trump may recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital this week as a way to offset his likely decision to delay his campaign promise of moving the U.S. Embassy there. Trump's point-man on the Middle East, son-in-law Jared Kushner, later said the president hasn't decided yet what steps to take. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize 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.

Trump also told the leaders of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan in phone calls that he intends to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Trump is to publicly address the question of Jerusalem today.



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