By MATTHEW LEE
AP Diplomatic Writer 

Officials: Trump mulls calling Jerusalem Israel's capital

 

December 1, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a highly charged declaration that risks inflaming tensions across the Middle East, officials said Thursday. The announcement would be a way to offset a likely decision delaying his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to the holy city from Tel Aviv.

Trump's announcement is expected next week and follows months of internal deliberations that grew particularly intense in recent days, according to officials familiar with the talks. They described the president as intent on fulfilling his p...



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