President Donald Trump announced today that he will be directing the State Department to relocate the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim, which he declared the “undivided capital of Israel.”
Trump also called on the Arab world to unite against terror and bloodshed, saying it was time to move towards a more peaceful era in the Middle East.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said. “After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.”
U.S. allies have consistently warned Trump against the move, and many have expressed fears that the recognition and an embassy relocation to the disputed holy city could spark violence in the region.