U.S. warned not to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Dec 04, 2017, 5:47 AM EST
President Donald Trump met Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas earlier in May.
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Alarmed over speculations that U.S. President Donald Trump could designate Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is drumming up diplomatic support to persuade the American leader from making the announcement.

Jordan has warned the U.S. that its decision to recognize Jerusalem – parts of which are claimed by Palestinians – as Israeli capital could spark anger in the Arab world leading to serious consequences, writes the BBC.

During the presidential election, Trump promised to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a step that analysts believe, will nourish fanaticism and violence instead of promoting peace and stability, notes The Guardian