Breaking News: US Officially Recognises Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

An Israeli national flag and an American one are projected on a part of the walls surrounding Jerusalem's Old City December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun - RC121F35F600

Donald Trump says the US “officially recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel”.

The President said the move was “long overdue” and a “necessary condition” for achieving peace.

He also confirmed the US embassy in the country would be moved to the city from Tel Aviv.

The official Whitehouse twitter handle stated that, “President Trump is following through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and has instructed the State Department to begin to relocate the U.S. Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

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