06 Dec '17, 2am

JERUSALEM - Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

JERUSALEM - Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Global concern mounted on Wednesday ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, with Pope Francis joining a list of leaders warning of the potential for dangerous fallout. The move by Trump, set to come in a speech later Wednesday, would upend decades of careful US policy and ignore dire warnings of a historic misstep that could trigger a surge of violence in the Middle East. A senior administration official said Trump would make the announcement at 1:00 pm (1800 GMT) from the White House. "He will say that the United States government recognises that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel," a senior administration official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "He views this as a recognition of reality, both historic reality and modern reality." Plunging further into a decades-long dispute over a city considered holy b...

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