Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Jerusalem is Israel's capital, says President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning decades of official US policy.

Mr Trump described the move as "a long overdue step" to advance the Middle East peace process.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded to the decision by saying the US could no longer be a peace broker.

The fate of the ancient city is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians.

Mr Trump said the US would support a two-state solution, if approved by both sides.

BBC     News.