Israel: Jerusalem braces for Trump capital declaration

The city of Jerusalem, along with the rest of the world, awaits as US President Donald Trump is expected to announce that his country will be the first to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital in a speech on Wednesday. The decision has been met with universal condemnation from those who fear it will threaten the Israel-Palestine peace process. The Israeli government has not released an... Еще official statement, although several ministers have urged other countries to follow the US lead. As part of the announcement, Trump will start the process of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On the campaign trail, the US president promised to formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital city. The city is home to key religious sites sacred to Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Its final status is contested between Israel and Palestine.

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