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

NPR: 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 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital — would mean the end of U.S.-led peace efforts. "President Abbas reiterated that such a move will have detrimental consequences on the peace process and the prospects for the internationally endorsed two-state solution," according to the WAFA report.

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