(NBC) - President Trump announced Wednesday that the United States will officially recognize Jerusalem as the capitol of Israel and begin work to relocate the U.S. embassy currently situated in Tel Aviv.
"This is nothing more than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do," Mr. Trump said.
Palestinians also consider Jerusalem their capital.
The plan has drawn international condemnation, and breaks decades of precedent during which the United States did not take sides in the dispute over Jerusalem.