Defying warnings of unrest, Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – President Donald Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy on Wednesday and recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, generating outrage from Palestinians and defying warnings of unrest in the Middle East.

Drawing praise from Israel, Trump said in a speech in the White House that his administration would begin a process of moving the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step expected to take years and one that his predecessors avoided so as not to inflame tensions.

The status of Jerusalem — home to sites holy to the Muslim,

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