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Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

World | Associated Press | December 7, 2017, 9:50 am
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 President Donald Trump holds a proclamation to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on December 6, 2017, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. (Image: AP)

President Donald Trump holds a proclamation to recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on December 6, 2017, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. (Image: AP)

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 President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on December 6, 2017, in Washington. (Image: AP)

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on December 6, 2017, in Washington. (Image: AP)

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 Holding a banner with a Turkish, led and a Palestinian flag, right, protesters chant anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration near the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey on December 6, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said:

Holding a banner with a Turkish, led and a Palestinian flag, right, protesters chant anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration near the U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey on December 6, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said: "No one has the right to play with the fate of billions of people for the sake of personal whims. Erdogan warned warned that the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will lead to "public unrest" in the Islamic world." (Image: AP)

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 Palestinians play cards during U.S. President Donald Trump's televised speech in the West Bank City of Nablus on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

Palestinians play cards during U.S. President Donald Trump's televised speech in the West Bank City of Nablus on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Palestinian burn a poster of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank on December 6, 2017. Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Image: AP)

Palestinian burn a poster of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank on December 6, 2017. Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke with decades of U.S. and international policy by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (Image: AP)

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 Palestinian protestors burn tires as they wave their national flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

Palestinian protestors burn tires as they wave their national flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Palestinian protestors burn tires as they wave their national flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

Palestinian protestors burn tires as they wave their national flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Palestinian protestors chant slogans as they wave their national flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

Palestinian protestors chant slogans as they wave their national flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Palestinian protestors burn tires as they wave Palestinian flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

Palestinian protestors burn tires as they wave Palestinian flags and pictures of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat during a protest at the main Square in Gaza City on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

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 Palestinian burn a poster of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)

Palestinian burn a poster of the U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank on December 6, 2017. (Image: AP)