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President Trump: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel
President announces efforts, the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
President Trump on Wednesday to recognize formally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and say, it is time to confirm “the obvious”, as he ordered to move the State Department to begin the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“I have found that it is time to officially Jerusalem as the capital of Israel recognizes,” the President said during a speech in the Diplomatic reception room of the White house.
The movement fulfilled a campaign promise to the religious conservatives. But it can also ignite tensions across the Middle East.
“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality,” Trump said. “It’s the right thing to do. It is something that needs to be done.”
“I have found that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
Trump paid tribute to the resistance of other countries in the Middle East, his decision, said Vice-President Mike Pence “in the region” in the coming days.
“Of course, there is also disagreement and dissent in relation to this announcement,” Trump said. “We are confident, however, that ultimately, as we work through these disagreements, we come in peace, and put far more into understanding and cooperation.”
WHY MOVE TO TRUMP THE PROMISE OF THE U.S. EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM IS SO CONTROVERSIAL
During his speech, Trump said he is still committed to a peace Treaty between the two sides.
“This decision is not intended to reflect in any way to facilitate a reversal of our strong commitment to a lasting peace agreement,” he said. “We want an agreement, this is a great deal for the Israelis and a great deal for the Palestinians.”
The USA would be the first country to its Embassy in Jerusalem, which is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians. Other countries that have diplomatic relations with Israel, keep their embassies in Tel Aviv.
But the message would move, not immediately and at least three or four years.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President trump thanked for his announcement on Jerusalem.
The U.S. officials said there are currently about 1,000 employees at the Embassy in Tel Aviv. She added that it would serve no establishment in Jerusalem, as the Embassy’s Website, and it will take time, questions concerning safety, design and cost.
“This will immediately start the process of hiring the architects, engineers and planners, so that they said a new message, if completed, will be a great tribute to peace,” Trump.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a televised message, thanked trump for what he called a “courageous and fair” decision.
“This decision is said to reflect the President’s commitment to an ancient, but eternal truth,” Netanyahu. “The President’s decision is an important step in the direction of peace, because there is no peace, not included, with Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
He stressed that there would be no change in the status quo in the Holy places, and Israel will ensure “freedom of religion” for all faiths.
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Before the announcement, Trump’s king Abdullah and Netanyahu spoke on Tuesday with Palestinian President Mahmood Abbas, Jordan.
Abbas has warned that “serious consequences”, should the move officially for “the peace process and the security and stability in the region and the world.”
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that the realization of the capital city of Jerusalem was a “red line” for Muslims, and so an action could cut the result in Turkey of diplomatic relations with Israel.
The controversy surrounding the relocation of the Embassy dates back decades. A law of 1995, under the Clinton administration considers Jerusalem the capital, and even mandates the relocation of the Embassy.
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in favor of the new US attitude toward Jerusalem.
But the law allows used a loophole, the former President, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama – an option to issue waivers to delay every six months to the relocation of Tel Aviv.
Trump took advantage of the gap that the Republicans have long since closed. Trump was signed the first waiver in June, which drew much praise from the Palestinians and some of the disappointments from Israel.
The administration officials said on Tuesday, to endanger that Trump still sign a Declaration of the State Department begins funding during the integration process.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.