President Trump is expected to make one of the biggest announcements of his presidency today. Multiple news outlets are reporting that President Trump is going to announce major changes to American policy in the Middle East by recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The LIVE announcement is set to begin soon. Watch the full speech live in the video below.
The announcement is also supposed to detail plans to move the American embassy from the current location in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. While the process of moving the embassy may take years, given the need to build the infrastructure and security for the move, taking the first steps toward accomplishing the transition are truly historical.
Many have praised President Trump for his courage to follow through on his campaign promise of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital. However, many other world leaders and Muslim groups are highly critical of the move and have promised violence if President Trump announces it.
"The move will set in motion a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which is also claimed by the Palestinians as the capital of a future Palestinian state. Making Jerusalem the capital of Israel would amount to a seismic shift after decades of U.S.-led diplomatic efforts that left the final status of Jerusalem up for negotiation between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It could derail the prospect of fresh peace talks just as Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, is pursuing them. And officials across the world fear it could ignite violence," according to Time.
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