Trump says the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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On Wednesday, President Trump will announce that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a campaign promise he made to evangelical Christians and pro-Israel supporters.

He also plans on moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but will sign a national security waiver to keep the embassy where it is for the next six months, White House officials said. Trump spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and other Arab leaders on Tuesday, telling them of his decision, The New York Times reports.

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