Anger in Muslim world as Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Posted In: News Date:Dec 7th, 2017

US President Donald Trump recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East.

Trump’s defiant move, making good on a core campaign pledge, ended seven decades of US ambiguity on the status of the Holy City, which is vociferously claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians.

America’s leader appeared further isolated, as allies and foes alike denounced his decision and Palestinians questioned whether their dream of statehood, as part of a peace deal brokered by Washington, was still possible.

But the US president claimed this marked the start of a “new approach” to solving the thorny Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


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