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The 3,000-Year-Old Reason Trump's Jerusalem Proclamation Is so Explosive

A Protester with the Palestinian flag painted on her face takes part during a protest against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
A Protester with the Palestinian flag painted on her face takes part during a protest against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi)

President Donald Trump's proclamation on Wednesday "officially recognizing Jerusalem as [Israel's] capital" and his decision to relocate the "United States Embassy to Israel to Jerusalem as soon as practicable" has rocked the world.

The measure certainly has its opponents, including Pope Francis and the heads of some Christian churches in Jerusalem. In fact, 13 church leaders from Greek, Syrian and Armenian Orthodox, Catholic, Lutheran and other traditions signed a letter to Trump that warned of potential repercussions, according to The Los Angeles Times.

"We are certain that such steps will yield increased hatred, conflict, violence and suffering in Jerusalem and the Holy Land," the letter read.

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