U.S. President Donald Trump has recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in a speech delivered at the White House.
Trump also said that the U.S. embassy will be moved to Jerusalem.
In so doing, Trump has upended decades of US foreign policy, effectively handing Israel a blank check for its illegal annexation of Jerusalem and legitimizing Israel's ongoing displacement and disenfranchisement of the Palestinian residents of the city.
Ecumenical, denominational, and secular activist organizations in the U.S. and globally have come out immediately and strongly against this action.
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