Donald Trump's announcement, on recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the US Embassy to the Holy City, appeared, at least on the surface, chiefly ceremonial.
Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi on Sunday denounced US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move his country's embassy there.
Palestinian Envoy: US Recognizing Jerusalem As Israeli Capital Would Be 'Kiss of Death' to Peace Process
A Palestinian envoy says if the Trump administration formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, then that would severely impact the Middle East peace process. President Trump is reportedly considering backing away from a campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but could recognize the latter city as the Israeli capital as soon as this week.