President Trump will officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital today, despite pushback from several world leaders.
Trump has often promised to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and this seems to be a step in that direction. As ChristianHeadlines.com previously reported, Vice President Mike Pence recently reaffirmed the Trump administration’s commitment to moving the U.S. Embassy.
"President Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American embassy," Pence stated, adding that “[The United States] stands with Israel because her cause is our cause, her values are our values and her fight is our fight,” Pence stated on November 29th, while commemorating the 70th anniversary of Israel’s nationhood.
While the President will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital today, the Embassy move will be temporarily delayed, according to Townhall.com.
Palestinians have already called this change a threat to peace in the already unstable region. Protests are also planned for the next several days, according to The Jerusalem Post.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and French President Emmanuel Macron have all warned Trump about recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Israel’s mayor, on the other hand, has appealed to Trump to go through with this measure of support for Israel.
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Publication date: December 6, 2017