“I have determined that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” said President Trump earlier this month. He continued, “While previous presidents have made this a major campaign promise, they failed to deliver. Today, I am delivering.” In doing so, President Trump will see to it that the United States Embassy is moved from its current location in Tel Aviv, to Jerusalem. Previous administrations have avoided this move because they did not want to inflame the tensions between the Palestinians and Israelis. No other countries have their embassies in Jerusalem. But America leads. Somebody has to.
Trump’s words have reverberated across the world and have been met with mixed reactions.Evangelicals in the United States generally support the decision. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Trump’s announcement an “historic landmark.” Of course, Palestinian leaders are very critical of the decision as they also consider Jerusalem to be