Category: capital

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Why Jerusalem is now not the capital of Israel

US President Donald Trump is expected to call Jerusalem the capital of Israel on Wednesday and begin the process moving his country’s embassy to the city, according to senior US officials.  The move has sparked global condemnation from world leaders who urged Trump to reconsider the decision.  Israel occupied East Jerusalem at the end of the…

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Message to Trump: Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine

US President Donald Trump has once again sent shock waves around the world, after announcing he will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. According to senior White House officials, Trump will direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city. Leaders in the Middle East…

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Trump to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital, switch embassy

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city, according to senior Trump administration officials.  The announcement, which is expected at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, comes amid global condemnation of the move.  …

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Trump weighs recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump is considering recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move that could upend decades of American policy and ratchet up Middle East tensions, but is expected to again delay his campaign promise to move the US embassy there, US officials said on Thursday. After months of intense White House deliberations, Trump is…