US to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital; heres why its contentious
It could be a major shift for United States in terms of its middle east policy.
This is because the US President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as confirmed by senior administration officials.
He is due to announce the controversial decision in a speech.
Donald Trump is also expected to approve moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but not for several years.
Arab leaders warned against moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, with one saying this would be “a flagrant provocation to Muslims”.
Trump administration officials said recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was seen as “a recognition of reality” by the US government.>