washington - The United States recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. That message will be announced by US President Donald Trump on Wednesday, reporting different media on the basis of White House employees.
The American embassy is moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been instructed to plan the move. The entire process may take three to four years.
The employees informed journalists about the Wednesday speech. According to one of the officials, the decision corresponds to the 'historical reality' of Jerusalem as the center of the Jewish faith and with the 'contemporary reality' as the city where the Israeli government resides.
Trump will hold a speech on Wednesday, announcing his decision officially. Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital will lead to much fuss in the Arab world. Several leaders warned Trump that the move could endanger the peace process and threaten stability and security in the area.
Israel regards Jerusalem as its capital, but the Palestinians also see the city as their capital. Trump promised in his election campaign that he would move the embassy.
For decades, the UN has been striving to establish Jerusalem's status in peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Peace would rest on two states that live side by side, a Jewish and a Palestinian. East Jerusalem would then become the capital of Palestine. The Arab East Jerusalem has been occupied by Israel since 1967.