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jerusalem status: world condemns trump's announcement

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jerusalem status: world condemns trump's announcement

media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionanalysis: breaking down what mr trump said and what it means for peacetraditional us allies are among a growing chorus condemning president trump's decision to recognise jerusalem as israel's capital.saudi arabia called it "unjustified and irresponsible", while france and the uk said they did not support the decision.but israeli pm benjamin netanyahu hailed it as "a historic day".president trump's move reversed decades of us policy. the fate of jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between israel and the palestinians.palestinian president mahmoud abbas denounced donald trump's move as "deplorable".palestinians in the west bank and gaza strip are expected to hold a day of strikes and protests on thursday.the un security council is to discuss the issue on friday after eight of the 15 member nations called for an emergency session. the arab league is to meet on saturday.what did trump say?the us president said on wednesday he had "judged this course of action to be in the best interests of the united states of america, and the pursuit of peace between israel and the palestinians".he said he was directing the us state department to begin preparations to move the us embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem.media playback is unsupported on your devicemedia captionwhy the city of jerusalem mattersdespite warnings of regional unrest over any such move, the decision fulfils a campaign promise and appeals to mr trump's ...