US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel capital; intl controversy: Israel Update

In a speech from the Oval Office on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After thoughtful deliberation from the JCRC's diverse board, we issued a statement in response to the decision. This announcement sparked controversy internationally, which led to both support as well as demonstrations against the move, as Palestinians and Israeli security forces continue to clash in the West Bank and Gaza. Speaking at a diplomatic conference Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was in contact with other countries interested in relocating their embassies as well. Today, the United Nations Security Council held a special session to discuss this decision. More >


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