On Wednesday, President Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of U.S. diplomacy in the region. The U.S. embassy in Israel will remain in Tel Aviv for security purposes for the next six months. The decision is extremely controversial, fulfilling a campaign promise Trump made while angering U.S. allies abroad. On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted Trump is still invested in achieving peace between Israel and Palestine despite being warned by Arab officials that recognizing Jerusalem "destroyed any possibility of a two-state solution." "We are as committed to the peace process as ever, and we want to continue to push forward in those conversations," Sanders said.

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