President Donald Trump today recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital and ordered to start the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city which many Arab leaders warned could trigger an upheaval in the already volatile Middle East.
The controversial decision, which was promised by Trump during his 2016 campaign and appeals to his right-wing base, could lead to massive protests in the Middle East and elsewhere, Arab leaders warned.
"I have determined it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said.
Trump made the major announcement from the White House.
In taking this action, Trump fulfils a major campaign promise.
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