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President Donald Trump recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday, this is a historic decision that overturns decades of US policy and risks triggering violence in the Middle East.
"I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel," trump  said in a speech from the White House.Israel considers the city its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all embassies based there.Israel's Prime Minister had nothing but praise for Trump's decision. Groups from Palestine on Wednesday called for a general strike and rallies to protest Trump's announcement.
Answering to the Strike on Thursday, the Palestinian education ministry declared a day off and urgedtheir  teachers as well as high school and university students to take part in the planned rallies in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip and Palestinian areas in Jerusalem.
Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city's eastern sector, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed which was never recognised internationally.
The US president also started the process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, making good on a campaign promise to evangelical Christian and right-wing Jewish voters as well as donors..
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the only way peace can be achieved is by a two-state solution and making Jerusalem the capital of both Israel and Palestine.
Trump added Jerusalem must remain a holy site for three major religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism  and that delaying recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital has done nothing to achieve peace.




Trump said his decision marked the start of a "new approach" to solving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians  as he insisted Washington remained on pursuing a peace deal for the region.
Israeli’s  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the move was "historic" and a "courageous and just decision".The head of the militant group Hamas accused Trump of disregarding Palestinian feelings with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Ismail Haniyeh says in a statement that the Palestinian people "know how to respond properly to the disregard of their feelings and sanctuaries."
 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was no alternative to a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and that Jerusalem was a final-status issue that should be resolved through direct talks.
There has long been pressure from pro-Israel politicians in the United States to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and Trump made it a signature promise of his campaign during the 2016 presidential election.
But the president's critics say Trump's move will inflate Middle East tensions and rekindle an already volatile region into a even more uncertainty state.


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