>> Presidential advisory->> Donald Trump set to brush off an outcry across the Middle East when he announces the US will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. Senior US officials tell Reuters, Trump will make a landmark speech to confirm his decision and sudden motion plans to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv.
It's a move that upends decades of American foreign policy, which left Jerusalem's status up to Israel and the Palestinians. Trump had spoken to several Middle East leaders by phone on Tuesday, including Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi Arabia's King Salman. They have condemned the idea and warned that Trump's decision would potentially trigger new violence in the Middle East and impede the peace process.
>> If the American Embassy's going to be moved to Jerusalem, this is against the international law, and this will be unacceptable from our side.>> Officials insisted Trump's move is meant to fulfill a key campaign promise, and not to guess the outcome of disputes between the two sides.
They also say the embassy move to Jerusalem could take as long as four years. No other country in the world has its embassy in the city, which the international community has long seen as neutral ground.