Saying it is the “right thing to do,” President Donald Trump today recognized Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel. Video of his full speech is included below.
The President also announced that the United States is beginning the process of moving their embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
President Benjamin Netanyahu says it is an “important step towards peace.”
The United States Congress authorized the President in the 1990s to make the formal recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but every President since Bill Clinton has put off that move.
Palestinians protested the announcement, and have been burning pictures of Trump in anticipation of the speech. Among the others protesting the announcement are the terror group Hamas, Iran, China, the Pope, and Democrats.
Here is the full speech by the President.