Defiant Trump officially recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

By Al Jazeera English 8 days ago

US President Donald Trump is being widely condemned for officially recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Palestinian leaders are calling for three days of rage, while others warn Washington will no longer be trusted as a mediator.

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, hailed the announcement as a "historic landmark" and urged other countries to follow suit.

Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC.

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