President Trump formally declared Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital and directed the State Department to start the process of moving the U.S. Embassy there from Tel Aviv. The move was said to demonstrate Trump’s inclination to prioritize domestic politics over the desires of U.S. allies in the Middle East and Europe who warned the announcement could spark violence in a region that is already a powder keg, with the exception of Israel of course.
Palestinian demonstrators burn Israeli and American flags in Gaza City on Dec. 6, 2017.
Palestinians burn posters Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump.
Palestinian men protest in Gaza City
Palestinians watch a televised broadcast of President Donald Trump delivering an address
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei slammed Trump's decision on Dec. 6, 2017
Pope Francis denounced Trump’s plan to declare Jerusalem Israel’s capital.
Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest near the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish in Jerusalem, next to a poster blessing President Trump
A Palestinian man walks past Israeli border guards in Jerusalem's Old City on Dec. 6, 2017
A man stands with his donkey, framed by Jerusalem's Old City, on Dec. 6, 2017.
And then this:
And finally this:
The last time I can remember this many #US embassies issuing identical security alerts about possible violent protests over a presidential policy decision was in March 2003 at the start of the Iraq war.— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) December 6, 2017