The United States is asking Israel to temper its response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as its capital because Washington expects a backlash and is weighing the potential threat to US facilities and people, according to a State Department document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.
Palestinians react during a protest in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on December 6, 2017. (Reuters)
Protesters hold a banner reading “Jerusalem belongs to Islam” during a demonstration in front of the US consulate in Istanbul on December 6, 2017. (AFP)