[ti:Trump Informs Mideast Leaders of US Embassy Move to Jerusalem] [by:www.51voa.com] [00:00.00]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM [00:00.04]U.S. President Donald Trump told Palestinian and Jordanian leaders on Tuesday [00:07.28]that he intends to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. [00:16.12]A Palestinian spokesman said Trump called Palestinian President [00:21.45]Mahmoud Abbas and informed him of his plan. [00:26.28]Abbas then warned Trump of what he called "the dangerous consequences [00:32.16]such a decision would have to the peace process and to the peace, [00:38.08]security and stability of the region and of the world." [00:44.04]Trump also spoke with Jordan's King Abdullah II about his plan. [00:50.96]Trump has not said when the move would happen. [00:55.84]U.S. officials told the Associated Press [00:59.52]that they expect Trump to discuss the question of Jerusalem on Wednesday. [01:05.52]The officials also said they expect him [01:09.50]to make a statement about Jerusalem's status as the "capital of Israel." [01:15.06]However, they do not expect the president to use the term "undivided capital." [01:22.20]Those words indirectly express that Israel has sovereignty over east Jerusalem, [01:29.80]which is not recognized by the United Nations. [01:34.32] Jerusalem is home to important holy sites for Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. [01:43.12]It forms the center of the Arab-Israel conflict. [01:48.52]Israel captured the Arab section in east Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967. [01:58.52] It then declared the whole city as its capital. [02:03.80]The move is not recognized internationally. [02:08.36]Palestinians also want Jerusalem as its future capital. [02:14.04]Under international agreement and long-standing U.S. policy, [02:20.24]the fate of Jerusalem is to be decided in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. [02:29.24] A recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital [02:33.96]would greatly change the traditional approach to the Middle East conflict. [02:40.72]On Tuesday, warnings against such a move by the U.S. [02:46.12]came from leaders across the region. [02:50.12] In Turkey, President Recep Tayip Erdogan said during a meeting of his ruling party, [02:58.20]"Mr. Trump, Jerusalem is the red line of Muslims." [03:04.08]A "red line" is the limit beyond which someone should not go without facing severe effects. [03:13.24] Erdogan added that those effects could include cutting Turkey's ties with Israel. [03:21.36]"I am warning the United States not to take such a step [03:26.56]which will deepen the problems in the region," Erdogan said. [03:32.72]A Palestinian diplomat said recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital [03:39.36]could destroy the United States' role as mediator between Israelis and Palestinians. [03:48.12]The diplomat, Majdi Khaldi, told the Associated Press, [03:54.00]"If the Americans recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, [03:59.64]then this would mean they decided, on their own, [04:04.00]to distance themselves from efforts to make peace [04:08.16]and that they will have no credibility or role in this issue." [04:14.32]He added that, "We will stop our contacts with them [04:18.48]because such a step goes against our existence [04:22.80]and against the fate of our cause." [04:27.08] Saudi Arabia's Foreign Ministry warned that such a move [04:31.80]would "provoke" strong feelings among Muslims around the world. [04:37.80]Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett [04:42.04]played down the threat of violence, saying, [04:45.46]"At the end of the day, [04:47.67]it is better to have a united Jerusalem than Erdogan's sympathy." [04:53.84]But Daniel Benjamin, a former U.S. counter terrorism official, [04:59.52] told Reuters news agency, "This is playing with fire." [05:04.76]I'm Ashley Thompson. [05:06.24]更多听力请访问51VOA.COM