As you might have expected, Netanyahu has applauded the decision by Trump to change US policy to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital:
BREAKING: Israel's Netanyahu says Trump recognition of Jerusalem as capital marks `historic day,' is `important step toward peace'— The Associated Press (@AP) December 6, 2017
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: @POTUS Trump, thank you for today's historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Jewish people and the Jewish state will be forever grateful. pic.twitter.com/Z24lSRezYm
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) December 6, 2017
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Trump’s announcement, saying, “The President’s decision is an important step towards peace, for there is no peace that doesn’t include Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.
“I share President Trump’s commitment to advancing peace between Israel and all of our neighbors, including the Palestinians. And we will continue to work with the President and his team to make that dream of peace come true,” Netanyahu said, adding:
“I call on all countries that seek peace to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and to move their embassies here.”
Here’s a couple of photos taken of Jerusalem’s Old City walls when Trump made the announcement: