Trump Officially Recognizes Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

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President Trump announced he's recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital city, and starting the process of moving the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv
'Today we finally acknowledge the obvious, that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality,' he said
'Many presidents have said they want to do something, and they didn't do it; whether it's through courage or they change their mind I can't tell you,' he said during a cabinet meeting before his world-shaking speech
Palestinians said it would be 'a kiss of death to the two-state solution' and Trump is 'declaring war in the Middle East'
The terror group Hamas said Trump has opened 'the gates of hell' 
Pope Francis said he was 'profoundly concerned' and appealed that 'everyone respects the status quo of the city' 
China, which has good ties with Israel and the Palestinians, expressed concerns over 'possible aggravation of regional tensions'
Iran's supreme leader said Trump's new stance represented 'incompetence and failure'; Russia expressed concern about a 'possible deterioration' there
Moving the embassy to Jerusalem will unfold over 'years,' a senior White House official said; 'It won't be immediate, it won't be months, it won't be quick'

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