President Donald Trump will make a statement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital on Wednesday afternoon.
The announcement is scheduled for 1 pm ET – you can watch it live here.
Trump will direct the State Department to start work on a multi-year process to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. On the 2016 campaign trail, Trump took a strong pro-Israel stance and promised to move the embassy. The law is currently structured so that the president must sign a waiver every six months to leave the embassy in Tel Aviv. This week, Mr. Trump’s second opportunity to sign one of these waivers passed without the president’s signature. …read more
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