Why it matters that Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

There are fears that there will be violence across the region as a result of the declaration (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)

President Donald Trump has risked deep repercussions after saying that he recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

It could affect the entire region and he’s running the risk of sparking violent protests.

JerusalemDonald Trump declares Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite intense opposition

Israel, a close ally of the US, will likely welcome the move and it will be popular with pro-Israel evangelical Christian voters who make up a key part of Trump’s base.

But the violence it could spark may derail a developing U.S. Mideast… Read the full story

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