Therefore I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I am also directing the State Department to begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The United States remains deeply committed to helping facilitate a peace agreement that is acceptable to both sides.
I intend to do everything in my power to help forge such an agreement. So today we call for calm, for moderation and for the voices of tolerance to prevail over the purveyors of hate.