The White House notes that the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is "recognition historical realities and reflection of the current situation. " It was also added that Donald Trump discussed the decision with the leaders of a number of Middle Eastern states and enlisted their support. What kind of states is not reported. However, it became known this week that the discussion was held with the Saudi Arabian authorities, who informed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that "in exchange for the safety of the Palestinians, it is proposed to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, leaving Palestine only one of its regions."
Earlier, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that if the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Ankara will break off diplomatic relations with the Israeli side. Negative rhetoric about Trump’s upcoming move was also expressed by officials in the European Union.