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Trump ticks the box on another campaign promise at the expense of inflaming the Muslim world

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President Donald Trump's announcement to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem has inflamed regional leaders and drawn threats of violence against the US and Israel, but in practical terms it changes little.
Both US political parties have long promised to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and Palestinian-aligned regional forces have long threatened violence against the US and Israel.
Trump's announcement allows him to tick the box on another campaign promise with no input from Congress and only at the cost of antagonizing the Muslim world, which he seems ok with.
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Trump's Jerusalem Decision Engenders Breadth Of Reaction From Religious Leaders

Trump's Jerusalem Decision Engenders Breadth Of Reaction From Religious Leaders

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Several Jewish-American groups and evangelical Christians applauded President Trump's announcement. Other Christian and Jewish leaders as well as some Muslim-majority nations criticized the move. (Image credit: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
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Trump's Jerusalem Decision Engenders Breadth Of Reaction From Religious Leaders

Trump's Jerusalem Decision Engenders Breadth Of Reaction From Religious Leaders

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Several Jewish-American groups and evangelical Christians applauded President Trump's announcement. Other Christian and Jewish leaders as well as some Muslim-majority nations criticized the move. (Image credit: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
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Locals react to Trump's announcement about Jerusalem

Locals react to Trump's announcement about Jerusalem

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The reaction to the President's announcement was swift. On the Jewish side profoundly joyous, something many believe should have been done a long time ago.
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