In surprise move, Russia states that “West Jerusalem” is Israel’s Capital

Jpost Exclusive: Moscow surprisingly says west Jerusalem is Israel’s capital

Russia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated in a surprise announcement on Thursday, obtained exclusively by The Jerusalem Post. The announcement comes as US President Donald Trump’s administration is agonizing over whether to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that would constitute recognizing west Jerusalem as the country’s capital.