The president called it "a long overdue step to advance the peace process," despite protests from Muslim leaders.
Fresh anger poured in from across the Muslim world Wednesday as President Trump said the United States recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that Arab and European leaders have warned could spark violence and destroy any hopes of reviving the Mideast peace process.
Turkey has joined a growing chorus of key US allies in warning President Donald Trump about the perils of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, describing it as a "fatal mistake" that would spark fresh conflict in the Middle East.
Top Palestinian officials condemned US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying the decision would bolster extremists' calls for holy wars and delegitimize the United States as an arbiter in the peace process.
Muslims across the Middle East are warning of disastrous consequences after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many ask what leaders can do beyond the vehement rhetoric
With President Trump poised to do what no other president has been willing to do — move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem — leaders and analysts in the region warned Tuesday that it could spur insecurity and instability in a part of the world already beset by both.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday again raised the possibility of a U.S. government shutdown – blaming Democrats for that possible outcome – one day before he is due to host Republican and Democratic congressional leaders for talks on spending bills.
The US move has sparked fears of regional unrest.
President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and announce plans to relocate the US embassy there, a move that is expected to inflame tensions in the region and unsettle the prospects for peace.
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