The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has announced that the USA recognizes that Jerusalem is the city of Israel. This comes ahead of the USA moving its from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The by President Trump overturns of America having its embassy in the city of Tel Aviv. In an at the White House, Mr Trump explained his for his decision. He said he, "judged this course of to be in the best interests of the United States of America, and the of peace between Israel and the Palestinians". He added that recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital was, "nothing more or than a recognition of reality".
The UN called the decision "a of great ". It added: "There is no to the two-state solution." Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said it was "a historic day". He said Israel was grateful to President Trump. Palestinian leader, Ismail Haniya, described Trump's decision as a " aggression," and "the official of the end of the peace process." A Palestinian told the BBC that Mr Trump, "is declaring war in the Middle East and against 1.5 billion Muslims." Israel's Haaretz wrote: "It will provide Iran and its allies with a wonderful rallying cry and could even breathe new into terrorist organizations like ISIS."