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Why declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is so controversial

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U.S. President Donald Trump has declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a move that's causing controversy across the world.
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Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, Shifting Policy

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel, Shifting Policy

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announced he would begin moving the U.S. embassy there, despite warnings from world leaders across the globe that the move would undermine peace efforts and spark violence.
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The Latest: Trump says he's committed to Mideast peace

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital : 1:05 p.m. The White House has released early excerpts of President Donald Trump's speech on plans to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, and he's saying the U.S. remains "deeply committed" to achieving Mideast peace. Trump is saying he intends "to do everything" in his power to help forge a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.
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Jerusalem's top Christians warn Trump of ‘violence & suffering' if city recognized as Israel capital

Jerusalem's top Christians warn Trump of ‘violence & suffering' if city recognized as Israel capital

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The thirteen patriarchs and church heads in Jerusalem have written an open letter to US President Donald Trump, telling him that his decision to recognize its status as Israel's capital will cause “irreparable harm.”
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Here's Who Is Advising Trump on the Jerusalem Embassy Move

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The U.S. president's thinking has been shaped and informed largely by these three men.
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The Latest: 'Long overdue,' Trump says about Jerusalem

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WASHINGTON - The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital : 12:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is previewing his announcement on Israel - saying at the White House that "it's long overdue." The president isn't offering details of the decision during a Cabinet meeting. But he's expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and instruct the State Department to begin the long process of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital, amid warnings

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President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.
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Trump's impending Jerusalem announcement is really about the Religious Right

Trump's impending Jerusalem announcement is really about the Religious Right

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President Donald Trump is expected to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and begin an effort to move the U.S. embassy to the city on Wednesday, fulfilling a longstanding campaign promise to focus on what he describes as the “eternal capital of the Jewish people.” The deeply controversial announcement upends decades of precedent and has triggered outcry among Palestinian leaders-something most observers expected. But it is also eliciting a flurry of negative reactions among prominent Jewish, Christian, and Muslim figures in the U.S. and abroad.
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Trump's Jerusalem proclamation is long overdue

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When President Trump issues his pronouncement on Jerusalem, traffic here will stop, stores will be empty and...
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Trump flouts world's warnings, to name Jerusalem a 'capital'

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WASHINGTON - Defying dire, worldwide warnings, President Donald Trump prepared Wednesday to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a move upending decades of U.S. policy and carrying unclear consequences for Mideast peace efforts. Although officials said Trump would again delay action on his oft-repeated campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital risks infuriating the Muslim world, and potentially sparking protests that could fray American alliances in the world's most volatile region.
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In 1995, Congress reached a compromise on the issue of Jerusalem. Trump is poised to end it

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Every six months since then, the president has delayed the controversial action.
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Ralph Peters on President Trump Recognizing Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

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Lt. Col. Ralph Peters commended President Donald Trump for his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling the move "long overdue."
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