On Monday, May 14, 2018, President Donald Trump fulfilled one of his promises from the campaign trail to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This area of the world has been fraught with conflict, much of which stems from the creation of the state of Israel after World War II. Although Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, the city has been home to a violent power struggle between Arabs and Jews, causing the United States to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv.
Those against the move believe that this will cause further conflict and violence in the Middle East. Opponents also believe that the move demonstrates a bias toward the Jewish population of the area, rather than staying neutral. Those in support of the move believe that it is only right to have the U.S. embassy in the capital of the country, regardless of the political ramifications. They also believe the move could be seen as an affirmation of power for the government of Israel, as all of its other agencies are housed in Jerusalem.
What do you think? Do you agree with the decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem?
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