Trump 'Likely' to Break Decades of US Policy on Israel and Shock International Community

| DEC 5, 2017 | 2:23 PM

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President Donald Trump is likely to give a speech Wednesday unilaterally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

An announcement will be made “in coming days” regarding the decision, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley told reporters, according to Reuters.

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“The president has been clear on this issue from the get-go; that it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when,” Gidley said.

The international community, which supports a two-state solution, does not recognize Israel's claim on the whole of the city. The Palestinians want Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state.

The Trump administration said in February that it was open to ideas “beyond a two-state solution.”

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However, senior U.S. officials have said that the president is expected to issue his second temporary order to delay moving the embassy to Jerusalem.

Trump's campaign promise to relocate the American embassy still remains controversial, with some saying it could hurt the U.S.'s credibility as a mediator for peace, according to Fox News.

George W. Bush and Bill Clinton both made the same campaign promise but never fulfilled it once in office.

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“It should be moved because we have to once and for all end this propaganda myth that Jerusalem is holy for Muslims,” Morton Klein, president of nonprofit Zionist Organization of America, told Fox News.

Klein is confident Trump will keep his promise to move the embassy.