President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday. The President also ordered the US embassy to be moved, however; it may take a few years. Isreali Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to President Trump’s historic announcement today.
.@netanyahu: “President @realDonaldTrump, thank you for today’s historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Jewish people and the Jewish state will be forever grateful.” pic.twitter.com/pHnM7Yjv2l
— 🇺🇸Patriot 24/7🇺🇸 (@TrumpTrain45Pac) December 6, 2017
“President Donald Trump, thank you for today’s historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The Jewish people and the Jewish state will be forever grateful.”
Even before Trump’s announcement, it spurred a chorus of criticism and concern from regional and world figures — including important US allies such as Jordan — who say it risks fueling instability and kills off hopes of a future Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.
“There is no alternative to a two-state solution, and Jerusalem is key to any peace agreement,” said Abdullah, speaking in Ankara alongside Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is also opposed to Trump’s move. Abdullah said he had “re-emphasized our concerns” to Trump about recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.