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US recognition of Jerusalem dubbed as a 'kiss of death' for Middle East peace process

An expected announcement by President Donald Trump that the US will become the first country to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has been dubbed by the Palestinians as a "kiss of death" for the Middle East peace process. However, an Israeli minister urged other countries to follow the US lead. Mr Trump is expected to confirm the decision in a speech later. He is also expected to approve moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The prospect of recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has prompted global reaction ranging from concern to alarm.

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