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Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

President Donald Trump today recognised as Israel's capital and ordered to start the process of moving the 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 as the capital of Israel," Trump said.

Trump made the major announcement from the

In taking this action, Trump fulfils a major campaign promise.

The international community considers east illegally occupied by and most countries have their embassies in Tel Aviv.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 23:55 IST