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Trump's Jerusalem declaration draws mixed reactions from Jewish Americans

The Republican Jewish Coalition called Trump ‘one of Israel’s greatest friends’ while the liberal advocacy group J Street said his speech posed ‘serious risks’
The US and Israeli national flags projected on the wall of Jerusalem’s Old City on Wednesday. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Donald Trump’s announcement that he will recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has drawn a polarised reaction from Jewish Americans.

“President Trump. You Promised. You Delivered,” reads a full page advert prepared by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) for Thursday’s New York Times. “History will honor you as one of Israel’s greatest friends.” The ad contains a photo of Trump, wearing a black kippah, placing his hand on the Western Wall in Jerusalem during a visit in May.

It says: “Time after time, President Trump has sent an unambiguous message to the world:

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