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  • Trump declares Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital

    Trump declares Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital

    Wed Dec 6, 2017

    US President Donald Trump has officially declared the disputed city of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.

    In a speech at the White House on Wednesday, Trump said his administration would also begin a process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to the holy city, which is expected to take years.

    "I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," Trump said. "While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering."

    The US leader also said that Vice President Mike Pence will travel to the Middle East in the coming days “to reaffirm our commitment to work with partners throughout the Middle East to defeat radicalism.”

    The announcement was a major shift by Washington that overturns decades of US foreign policy.

    http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/1...y-Trump-Israel

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    Trump threatens to cut aid to countries over UN Jerusalem vote
    • General assembly to vote on rejecting US recognition of city as Israeli capital
    • Trump: ‘We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer’
    Thu 21 Dec ‘17 09.26 GMT

    Donald Trump has threatened to withhold “billions” of dollars of US aid from countries which vote in favour of a United Nations resolution rejecting the US president’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

    His comments came after the US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, wrote to about 180 of 193 member states warning that she will be “taking names” of countries that vote for a general assembly resolution on Thursday critical of the announcement which overturned decades of US foreign policy.

    Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Trump amplified Haley’s threat.

    “Let them vote against us,” he said.

    “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care. But this isn’t like it used to be where they could vote against you and then you pay them hundreds of millions of dollars,” he said. “We’re not going to be taken advantage of any longer.”


    The warning appeared aimed largely at UN members in Africa, Asia and Latin America who are regarded as more vulnerable to US pressure.

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...jerusalem-vote

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