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Trump expected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, angering Arab allies

BEIRUT - With President Donald Trump poised to do what no other president has been willing to do - move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - leaders and analysts in the region warned Tuesday that it could spur insecurity and instability in a part of the world already beset by both.

Fulfilling an oft-repeated campaign pledge, Trump will declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel in a speech at the White House on Wednesday, three senior administration officials said. At the same time, he will set in motion a multiyear process for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the officials said.

The president laid the groundwork in a series of phone calls Tuesday to Saudi Arabia's King Salman, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

All the leaders issued strongly worded declarations opposing the idea, which they

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