Israel: Netanyahu calls Trump Jerusalem decision ‘historic day’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called US President Donald Trump’s decision to formally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel a ‘historic decision’ in a pre-recorded video message released on Wednesday. Netanyahu insisted that in any future peace deal Palestinians must recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital. “The President’s decision is an important step towards peace. For... Еще there is no peace that doesn’t include Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.” The Israeli prime minister and several other ministers in his cabinet have urged countries to follow the US government’s lead and move their embassies to the Holy City. Trump’s announcement has been met with near universal condemnation from world leaders who believe the decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital jeopardises the Middle East peace process. Israel has always claimed Jerusalem as its capital while Palestinians demand that annexed East Jerusalem becomes the capital of a future Palestinian state.

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