08 December 2017

USA Now Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

USA Now Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's Capital

President of USA Donald Trump has announced that the US now recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, overturning decades of official US policy.

The fate of the ancient city is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel called Donald Trump's move "historic" but there has been sharp international criticism. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Donald Trump's announcement "deplorable".

Static/Current Takeaways Important for RBI Assistant Mains 2017 Exam-
  • USA President- Donald Trump (45th), Capital- Washington D.C.
  • Israel President- Reuven Rivlin.
Source- DD News

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