Restrain response to al-Quds move

American President Donald Trump has called on Israel to restrain its response to his announcement of the US recognizing Jerusalem al-Quds as the Tel Aviv regime’s capital, fearing backlash from the international community, according to a State Department document.

“While I recognize that you will publicly welcome this news, I ask that you restrain your official response,” the document dated December 6 said in an advisory note for diplomats at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to convey to the Israeli regime, according to Reuters.

“We expect there to be resistance to this news in the Middle East and around the world. We are still judging the impact this decision will have on US facilities and personnel overseas,” the document said.

In a speech at the White House on Wednesday, Trump officially declared Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel’s capital, saying his administration would also begin a process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to the…

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