Repercussions of President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s CapitalNo.R17-09E Repercussions of President Trump’s Recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital
On December 6, U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Arab and Muslim nations, as well as the rest of the international community, were surprised by the announcement and are urging Trump to rescind his decision. There are concerns that the declaration by the U.S. could become a new source of instability in the Middle East. While the repercussions of President Trump’s decision will likely last through 2018, we have prepared a summary of the situation as of the end of December 2017.