7 December 2017
President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel yesterday. This marks the complete reverse of decades of U.S. policy. Trump said his administration would also begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The status of Jerusalem has been one of the thorniest issues in long-running Mideast peace efforts. The announcement came out amid warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Israel and the Palestinians.