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Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

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Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.

President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem's Western Wall on May 22, 2017.

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President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, breaking with decades of U.S. policy and enraging the Palestinians. Legal experts, Israeli leaders and pro-Israel organizations noted that Jerusalem has long been the capital and that Trump’s recognition is a simple acknowledgement of reality.

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Credit: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.

President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem's Western Wall on May 22, 2017.