Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital, announces plan to move U.S. embassy

President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests. Vice President Mike Pence listens at left. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

In a dramatic policy shift, President Trump announced Wednesday that the U.S. is recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and he’s starting plans to move the U.S. embassy to the ancient city. “It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Mr. Trump said at the White House. “This is nothing more,…