US President Donald Trump on late Wednesday night (IST) declared Jerusalem as the new capital of Israel, shifting the American Embassy from Tel Aviv. The declaration came in a press conference which was held in the White House with Vice-President Mike Pence accompanying the 45th US President.
Trump’s historic announcement:
“I have determined that it is time to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. I direct to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the new embassy will be a magnificent tribute to peace.”