The US president has stated that Israel has the right to determine its own capital and the decision is a long overdue step to advance the peace process between the Jewish State and Palestine.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Donald Trump said on Wednesday. “It is the right thing to do so.”
He has announced he ordered the Department of State to take measures for the relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. However, Trump has said he signed a waiver delaying the Embassy relocation for six months.
The president reiterated Washington’s commitment to the two-state solution of the Israel-Palestine issue and vowed to do “everything” in his power to facilitate reconciliation between them.