Following President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv, several leaders of countries in the region condemned the decision. Palestinian leaders have called for three “days of rage” in response to the change in U.S. policy. Many are concerned that the decision to recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital will jeopardize peace talks between Israel and Palestine, as well as acting as a catalyst for additional violence in the region.
Riots and protests erupted in several countries at United States embassies in response to the decision to move the capital, as leaders of Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey have all come out in opposition of the decision by the United States to move the embassy.
Violent protests have erupted in Jerusalem and a massive three day protest is planned in Palestine beginning today. This story is developing, Check back soon for additional information.
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