Democrats are furious about President Donald Trump’s plan to declare Jerusalem as Israel’s capital next week — because it forces them to side politically with radical Islamic terrorists.
Trump is expected to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, officials say, a highly charged declaration that risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East, especially among terrorists groups like ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
Trump’s announcement is expected next week and follows months of internal deliberations that grew particularly intense in recent days, officials said Thursday. They described the president as intent on fulfilling his pledge to move the embassy but also mindful that doing so could set back his aim of forging a long-elusive peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, who claim part of Jerusalem as the capital of an eventual state.
The officials said the outlines of Trump’s plan emerged from