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>> I think a lot of->> President Trump set off an international firestorm with plans to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as early as Wednesday. Senior US officials say, he also intends to go ahead with the decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
Reuters Foreign Affairs Editor, Yara Bayoumy.>> This would be Trump's most controversial foreign policy decision to date, and it would be a reversal of decades of longstanding US policy. US allies, whether in the Middle East or in Europe, have all warned against the dangers of Trump taking such a decision, and saying that it would undermine US efforts to try and bolster a very, very fledgling and so far unsuccessful peace effort.
>> Trump informed several Mideast leaders by phone, including Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas. A spokesman for Abbas says, such a decision would put the Mideast peace process at risk.>> This would be unacceptable from our side. If this happens, it would complicate things. It would put an obstacle to the peace process, and it will be the end of the peace process.
>> Fellow leaders in the Arab world also condemned the plan fearing Trump's decision would renew violence in the region. Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan.>>
Trump.>> Mr Trump, Jerusalem is the red line for Muslims.>> Jerusalem is considered a holy place for three of the world's major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The international community has long viewed it as neutral ground. Trump also faces resistance from within the state department according to two US officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Staffers fear the move could spark new violence against Israel and US interests in the region. Senior US officials telling Reuters the embassy move could be delayed for another six months, but the process is likely to be set in motion.