President Trump Announces The U.S. Will Recognize Jerusalem As The Capital Of Israel

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Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: There have been protests in Gaza today and criticism and concern from many world leaders since President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The city is claimed by both Israel and the Palestinians. In a few minutes, we'll hear from the Palestinian envoy to the U.S. - first the view from the White House. NPR's Tamara Keith reports that acting in the face of international criticism is part of how President Trump sees his job. TAMARA KEITH, BYLINE: Every six months for the last 22 years, American presidents have signed a waiver postponing the implementation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act. That law requires the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move...

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