Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital

By Mark Heinrich LONDON, Dec 7 : Arabs and Muslims across the Middle East on Wednesday condemned the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as an incendiary move in a volatile region and Palestinians said Washington was abandoning its leading role as a peace mediator. The European Union and United Nations also voiced alarm […]

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing longtime US policy

By Steve Holland and Maayan Lubell WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Dec 7 : President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of U.S. policy and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, imperiling Middle East peace efforts and upsetting the Arab world and Western allies alike. Trump announced his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy […]

Push by evangelicals helped set stage for Trump decision on Jerusalem

By James Oliphant and John Whitesides WASHINGTON, Dec 7 : An intense and sustained push by U.S. evangelicals helped drive President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and eventually relocate the U.S. embassy there, activists said on Wednesday. While Trump had long pledged to move the embassy, the Republican president’s conservative Christian […]

In break with decades of US policy, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Dec 6 : President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime U.S. policy and potentially stirring unrest. Despite warnings from Western and Arab allies, Trump in a 1 p.m. (1800 GMT) White […]

Trump tells Mideast leaders he will move embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with U.S. policy

By Matt Spetalnick and Maayan Lubell WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM, Dec 6 : President Donald Trump told Israeli and Arab leaders on Tuesday that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a decision that breaks with decades of U.S. policy and risks fueling violence in the Middle East. Senior U.S. officials said Trump on […]