President Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

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 Jerusalem, Dec.6 (Reuters).– U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a landmark speech delivered at the White House on Wednesday.

Alongside the recognition, the speech included three central points: Trump refrained from explicitly stating that the two-state solution is the only path to a peace agreement, and said the U.S. supports such a solution only if agreed upon by both sides.

The president also announced that he has instructed the relevant teams to begin planning the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, yet did not state when such a move will take place.

Finally, Trump stressed that the American recognition of Jerusalem is not tantamount to a position on the issue of Israeli borders and sovereignty

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