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US officials warned against travel to Israel by State Department

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A cable cautioning American officials will be issued by the State Department against any nonessential travel to Jerusalem, Israel and the West Bank until Dec 20.
Due to the fears of ongoing unrest stemming from President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's official the State Department extended its warning.
The State Department has warned U.S diplomats and their families to avoid Jerusalem's Old City over fears of violence.
Mr Trump said in a statement in Israel that he was determined this time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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US embassies are bracing for 'potentially violent' backlash over Trump's Jerusalem decision

US embassies are bracing for 'potentially violent' backlash over Trump's Jerusalem decision

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Several US embassies across the Middle East have issued warnings of potentially violent protests.
President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has heightened tensions across the region.
Palestinian leaders have called for "three days of rage" around the world, and US Marine units are on-call for all embassies.
Several US embassies across the Middle East have warned of potentially violent protests in response to President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The alert comes as Palestinian leaders encouraged...
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US asked Israel to restrain its response to the Jerusalem decision over fears of backlash towards US personnel

US asked Israel to restrain its response to the Jerusalem decision over fears of backlash towards US personnel

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The United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.
Washington expects backlash and protests, and is weighing the potential threat to US facilities and people.
Trump reversed decades of US policy in his Jerusalem decision, and has left the future of Middle East peace efforts uncertain.
WASHINGTON - The United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its capital because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to U.S. facilities and...
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