In a move that could be seen as one of the more important moments in his presidency, Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and, almost immediately, Benjamin Netanyahu offered his thanks.
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Netanyahu also called on other nations to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassies to the city.
The prime minister closed by thanking Trump again and announcing “the Jewish people and the Jewish state will be forever thankful.”
ET, President Trump appeared at a podium at the White House and stated “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” he added that the state department is now preparing to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 18, 2017
The big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace.Too bad, but we will get it done anyway!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 24, 2016