7 Dec 2017

Trump confirms plan to move US embassy to Jerusalem

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 7 December 2017

Donald Trump has just confirmed his intention to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The plan was one of Mr Trump's campaign pledges but has nevertheless drawn warnings from many quarters that it will derail any chance of peace between Israel and Palestinians. Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are planning "three days of rage" in response. Ahead of his announcement leaders from the Middle East, Europe and even further afield were warning Mr Trump against the move.