On Wednesday, President Trump made good on his promise to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and we couldn’t be happier! Trump also set in motion a plan to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to the fiercely contested Holy City.
“It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” said President Trump, speaking from the White House.
Watch his announcement below:
Here is Trump signing the proclamation:
— Makada 🇺🇸 (@_Makada_) December 6, 2017
Here’s more reaction from Twitter:
President Trump’s Jerusalem speech showed that the United States will not cow to terrorists nor allow threats of thuggery to dictate its foreign policy. Well done, Mr. President.
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) December 6, 2017
Here’s the official Trump proclamation to “recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.” pic.twitter.com/SYAYi6FulI
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) December 6, 2017
Trump’s foreign policy in 2017:
No more erasing red lines in Syria
No more “strategic patience” on North Korea
No more “leading from behind” in Libya
No more waivers for our Embassy in Jerusalem
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) December 6, 2017
Trump announces that recognition of Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel is essential to a deal, message to Abbas
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) December 6, 2017
According to CBS News, White House officials dismissed the Democrat claims that moving the embassy to Jerusalem interferes with the peace process:
“It seems clear now that the physical location of the American embassy is not material to a peace deal, it’s just not—it’s not an impediment to peace fundamentally and it’s not a facilitator of peace so, after having tried this for 22 years, an acknowledgement of reality seems like an important change,” one official said.
A senior administration official said that Mr. Trump will reiterate that he is committed to peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.
“While we understand how some parties might react, we are still working on our plan which is not yet ready,” the official said. “We have time to get it right and see how people feel after this news is processed over the next period of time.”
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