Donald trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital
President Donald Trump has recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning
decades of US and international policy on the disputed holy city, a hugely controversial decision.Trump said he had 'judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the United States of America, and the pursuit of peace between Israel and the Palestinians'.
Trump said he has 'determined' that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and was directing the State Department to begin preparations to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Background: In 1995, Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the federal government to relocate the American embassy to Jerusalem and to recognise that city as Israels capital
Most important: The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Haram esh-Sharif a hill located in the Old City of Jerusalem, is one of the most important religious sites in the world. It has been venerated as a holy site for thousands of years by Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Israel president: Reuven Rivlin
Israel Prime Minister: Benjamin Netanyahu
Currency: New Shekel
Palestine President: Mahmoud Abbas
Palestine Prime minister: Rami Hamdallah
Currency: Egyptian pound, Israeli new shekel, Jordanian dinar
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