US President recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President Donald Trump of the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital yesterday and announced plans to relocate the US Embassy there. He added, “After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. It would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result.”

Trump’s decision has ended seven decades of US foreign policy that has resisted recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital before the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved.

Meanwhile  a chorus of international leaders have criticized the US President Trump administration’s decision yesterday to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as a dangerous disruption that contravenes several United Nations resolutions and could inflame one of the world’s thorniest conflicts.