Israel’s Capital – level 3
On December 6th, Trump broke decades of US foreign policy by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and by instructing his state department to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City.
The recognition has provoked anger across the globe and many people worry that Trump undermined the fragile peace process in the region.
Crowds angered by America’s decision chanted slogans in support of Palestinian claims over Jerusalem at the Damascus Gate, which is one of the main entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem. Israeli forces attempted to subdue the protesters.
Difficult words: Holy City (many people call Jerusalem the ‘Holy City’ as it is where some important religious places are), undermine (hurt), fragile (easily broken), chant (rhythmically say), claim (a right to something), subdue (bring under control).
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