Trump's New Decision To Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital Could Spark More War Across Middle East Reader 12/06/2017 (Wed) 18:39:20 Id: 2743b4 No.4136 del
US President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital according to senior administration officials.

In recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the US has become the first country to do so since the foundation of the state in 1948.

The region is braced for unrest in anticipation of the declaration, due to be announced at 1pm in Washington, while US embassies around the world have been advised by the state department to bolster security.

US government employees have been told not to travel Jerusalem’s Old City and the West Bank until further notice.

The Turkish government’s spokesman on Wednesday said that the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will plunge the region and the world into “a fire with no end in sight”.

“Declaring Jerusalem a capital is disregarding history and the truths in the region, it is a big injustice/cruelty, shortsightedness, foolishness/madness, it is plunging the region and the world into a fire with no end in sight,” Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said on Twitter.

“I call on everyone to act logically, respect the agreements they signed and behave reasonably, avoid risking world peace for domestic politics or other reasons,” he said.

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