Trump to call Jerusalem Israel’s capital, move embassy

US President Donald Trump will recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and direct the state department to begin the lengthy process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the city, according to senior White House officials.

The announcement, which is expected at 18:00 GMT on Wednesday, comes amid global condemnation of the move.

The officials said in a briefing that Trump’s expected announcement is “recognition of a reality”.

The officials added that moving the embassy “will take years” and Trump will continue to sign the six-month waiver to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv until the relocation process is complete.

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