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Defiant Donald Trump confirms US will recognise Jerusalem as capital of Israel

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'It is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,' says Trump – video

Julian Borger in Washington and Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem

Published: Thursday 7 December 2017 12.20 GMT

Donald Trump has defied overwhelming global opposition by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but insisted that the highly controversial move would not derail his own administration’s bid to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

In a short speech delivered at the White House, Trump directed the state department to start making arrangements to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – a process that officials say will take at least three 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.”

Trump said: “My announcement today marks the beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.”

The president’s announcement provoked condemnation from US allies, and a furious reaction from Palestinian leaders and the Muslim world. Within minutes of Trump’s announcement, US embassies in Turkey, Jordan, Germany and Britain issued security alerts urging Americans to exercise caution.

The United Nations Security Council is likely to meet on Friday to discuss the move, after a request by eight countries on the 15-member body, including the UK, Italy and France.

Trump stressed that he was not stipulating how much of Jerusalem should be considered Israel’s capital. Palestinians see East Jerusalem as the capital of their own future state, and Trump did not rule out a future division of the city.

“We are not taking a position of any final status issues, including the specific boundaries of the Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, or the resolution of contested borders. Those questions are up to the parties involved,” the president said.

But the move marks a break with years of US precedent – and with general global opinion, which sees the fate of Jerusalem as a matter for comprehensive “final status” negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians.

A truly amazing development and one that God has no doubt placed President Trump in power to fulfill Bible Prophecy that Jerusalem is the Capital City God's people Israel who are His witness to the World that He Exists and that He Has a purpose with the Earth. Israel God's Witnesses.

Jerusalem is God's City, chosen by Him as a place for His Name.  "Thus saith the Lord GOD; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her" (Ezekiel 5:5). "Jerusalem, the city which the LORD did choose out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his name there." 1 Kings 14:21.  God has purposed that Jerusalem will be the Future Capital of His Kingdom on Earth.

"At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart" (Jeremiah 3:17).  JERUSALEM - Who's City Is It?

JERUSALEM - Future Capital of the World