Read his tweet stating his position below!
Every previous American president has exercised the law’s waiver refusing to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city,’ Trump said. ‘Some say they lacked courage… after two decades delaying recognition has done nothing to achieve peace. It would be folly to assume repeating this would make a better result. I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. While previous presidents have made this a major promise they have failed to deliver.’
The UN and almost every country in the world currently refuse to accept that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, with most major embassies functioning in the sea-side business capital, Tel Aviv. The international consensus is that East Jerusalem is occupied territory, just like the West Bank.
The French president Emmanuel Macron responded to the ‘unilateral’ move, saying:
This decision is a regrettable decision that France does not approve of and goes against international law and all the resolutions of the UN Security Council.’