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