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‘Jerusalem IS Israel’s capital’. Trump confirms plan to move US embassy to Holy City – even as the Muslim world reacts with fury

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‘He’s declaring war on 1.5billion Muslims’: Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital TODAY despite international fury from the Pope, Britain, Russia, China and Palestinians America’s friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday

ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital which is expected lunchtime Wednesday.

While Israel welcomed the news, Palestinian officials declared the Mideast peace process ‘finished’ and Turkey

announced it would host a meeting of Islamic nations next week to give Muslim countries’ leaders an opportunity to coordinate a response. In Gaza, U.S. and Israeli flags were burned. In the West Bank pictures of Trump were set alight, while Hamas

declared Friday a ‘day of rage’, raising the specter of mass violence in the occupied territories. The Pope used his general audience at the Vatican to plead with the president to abandon his plan and keep the status quo. Pictured right Palestinians

burning a poster of Trump during a protest in Bethlehem, West Bank, on Tuesday in anticipation of the announcement. America’s friends and foes unleashed fierce criticism on Wednesday ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement

recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital which is expected lunchtime Wednesday. While Israel welcomed the news, Palestinian officials declared the Mideast peace process ‘finished’ and Turkey announced it would host a meeting of Islamic nations

next week to give Muslim countries’ leaders an opportunity to coordinate a response. In Gaza, U.S. and Israeli flags were burned and in the West bank Hamas declared Friday a ‘day of rage’, raising the specter of mass violence in the occupied territories.

The Pope made a plea for Trump to rethink urgently and spoke out at his weekly general audience in Rome . ‘I make a heartfelt appeal so that all commit themselves to respecting the status quo of the city, in conformity with the pertinent resolutions

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