US President Donald Trump recognized Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the Zionist entity’s capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US embassy there.
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Trump said from White House’s Diplomatic Reception Room. ‘”After more than two decades of waivers, we are no closer to a lasting peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.”
“This is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do.”
“Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it,” said the US leader, who declared that “the United States would support a two-state solution if agreed to by both sides.”
“This decision is not intended in any way to reflect a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace,” Trump said, as he announced that Vice President Mike Pence would travel to the region in the coming days.
“So today we call for calm, for moderation, and for the voices of tolerance to prevail over the purveyors of hate,” Trump claimed.