Officials in Washington confirm that Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and will order the embassy to be moved there.

Senior U.S. administration officials said in a briefing with reporters on Tuesday night that President Donald Trump will announced in a speech on Wednesday that he has decided not only to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in honor of Israel’s 70th Independence Day, but has also ordered to start the process of moving the American embassy to Jerusalem.

“The president will say that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – it is recognition of the historical reality that Jerusalem has been the center of Jewish faith for thousands of years, and the reality today in which the government ministries, the Supreme Court and the central authorities are all located in the capital of Israel – Jerusalem,” the officials said.

“The second statement [in the speech] will be that the president ordered the State Department to begin the process of moving the embassy from its present location in Tel Aviv to a new location in Jerusalem,” they continued.

It is important to stress, however, that Trump intends to sign the waiver that postpones the embassy move for another six months. “The president will continue to sign the waiver every six months, until the final stages of the moving process,” noted the senior administration officials.

  • SDMatt

    But but but but but the Fakestinians will go crazy!!!!!

    Must be a day that ends in ‘y’

    • David Murrell

      Certainly the anti-Seiten of the world (e.e.g. , the entire European union) will go crazy.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    Trump is a classic antisemite!
    That is literally something that Hitler would do.

  • BillyHW

    It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      You are literally Perry Como, or Bing Crosby.

  • Brett McS

    Too much winning!!!!

  • It’s a beautiful thing. Trump is a beautiful man.

  • Gary

    I’m hearing how this will make the muslims violent and riot.
    Right….as if they are peaceful right now and need an excuse to go Jihad .

  • David_Martin

    If only I was in the flag business as there will be a shitload of American and Israeli flags that are going to be stomped on and burned in the Muslim world today.
    I find it hilarious that some illiterate P@kis are going to go and get all hot and bothered at a protest in the street today when this has absolutely nothing to do with them.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The Arab-Muslim reaction will be the same as when the partition resolution was adopted 70 years ago. Their freakout didn’t change the course of history then and it won’t do so now.