JERUSALEM — Palestinians, Israelis and the broader Center East are bracing for the fallout after President Donald Trump’s seismic shift in recognizing the bitterly contested Jerusalem because the capital of Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was to journey to Jordan on Thursday to satisfy with King Abdullah II. The monarch is seen as Abbas’ closest Arab ally, and the 2 leaders may attempt to coordinate a response to Trump’s coverage change.
In Wednesday’s transfer, Trump defied worldwide warnings and insisted that after repeated peace failures it was previous time for a brand new strategy, describing his determination as merely based mostly on actuality to acknowledge Jerusalem because the seat of Israel’s authorities.
Trump additionally stated the USA would transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although he set no timetable for that.