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Prospect Of U.S. Embassy Move To Jerusalem Worries Leaders In Middle East And Beyond

The White House says President Trump will announce his decision on the embassy's location in the coming days. Key Arab and Muslim allies of the U.S. warn such a move could spark anger — or violence.
Palestinian demonstrators protest President Trump's pledge to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip in January. The sign in Arabic reads: "Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is a flagrant aggression." Source: Said Khatib

President Trump appears poised to overturn decades of U.S. policy on one of the world's most delicate geopolitical spots: Jerusalem.

Trump phoned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and notified him about his "intention" to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to the official Palestinian news agency WAFA.

A Palestinian official told NPR Trump did not clarify when such a move would take place but promised Abbas he would soon present a proposal for Israeli-Palestinian peace.

Palestinian officials have threatened that a U.S. Embassy move — or

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