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President Trump says US formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

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President Trump announced Wednesday that the United States will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin work to relocate the U.S. embassy currently situated in Tel Aviv.

"This is nothing more than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do," Mr. Trump said.

Palestinians also consider Jerusalem their capital.

The plan has drawn international condemnation and breaks decades of precedent during which the United States did not take sides in the dispute over Jerusalem.

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President Donald Trump said, “I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.” 

President Trump directed the government to begin preparations to move US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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A major foreign policy announcement is expected from President Donald Trump at 12 p.m. Wednesday. 

Currently, the US Embassy in Israel is located in the city of Tel Aviv but that could change in the future.

Today President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.

Although the government of Israel already considers Jerusalem to be its capital city, that claim is not recognized by the international community, because Palestinians also claim Jerusalem as their capital. 

President Trump has previously said he intends to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, but it's expected he will announce a delay in those plans for now. 

President Trump gives a statement on Jerusalem at 12 p.m. Wednesday. 

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