President Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

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A view of the Western Wall and the golden Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine on December 6, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel. U.S. President Donald Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday. ( Photo: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

President Trump honored a campaign promise on Wednesday by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The United States is the only country to do so. A Palestinian representative called the decision a “kiss of death” for the two-state solution, while the human rights group Amnesty International condemned the move as “undermining the international rule of law.” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the decision, which he called “courageous and just.”

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Greg Myre, national security correspondent, National Public Radio

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