Trump announces U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Trump recognizes Jerusalem as capital of Israel

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced that the United States will formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

"That city is Israel's capital," Trump said in remarks at the White House. "It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."

Trump also announced plans to build a new American embassy in Jerusalem. The current U.S. embassy is located in Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem has long been a divided city, with West Jerusalem serving as the seat of Israel's government. Palestinians, however, consider East Jerusalem as the rightful capital of any future Palestinian state.