Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as a “historic landmark” – and said that any peace deal with the Palestinians must include the same recognition.

In a speech in Washington, Mr Trump said his announcement – which also included starting the process of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – marked the beginning of a new approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Mr Netanyahu, in a pre-recorded video message, urged other countries to follow the US lead by also moving their embassies to the city.

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