Follow RT for the news and articles on the US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel. On December 6, 2017 US President Donald Trump announced that the US recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite opposition from Arab and European nations, which have warned that the decision will derail the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and escalate tensions in the Middle East. Trump has also instructed the US State Department to start the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, fulfilling his election-campaign promise. Find the news on RT on the history of Jerusalem and Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Get the news and updates on the relations between the US and Israel and their leaders – US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who welcomed the decision of recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.