Trump risks backlash as he prepares to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

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  • President calls Abbas to announce break with decades of US diplomacy
  • Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as capital of future state

Donald Trump appeared on the verge of formally recognising Jerusalem as the “capital of Israel”, in a move that would upend decades of US presidential diplomacy and could trigger unrest across the Middle East.

The suggestion came ahead of a key speech on the issue on Wednesday, as Trump called the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, and other Arab leaders, to tell them that he plans to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

Related: Why would moving the US embassy to Jerusalem be so contentious?

Related: Why would moving the US embassy to Jerusalem be so contentious?

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