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Trump's Jerusalem Gambit Prompts Opposition From Armenia, Concern From Georgia

The Armenian flag outside an Armenian restaurant in Jerusalem's old city. Armenia has opposed the United States decision to formally recognize the city as Israel's capital. (photo: Wikimedia Commons, Djampa)

United States President Donald Trump’s decision to defy international law and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has provoked opposition from Armenia, which has deep historic and religious ties to the holy city.

The Armenian Apostolic Church controls part of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, on the site where Jesus is supposed to have been crucified and buried. Jerusalem also is home to the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem’s old city, which dates back to the fourth century A.D., when Armenia adopted Christianity as a national religion. About 790 Armenians live there, in one of the oldest surviving Armenian diaspora communities

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Trump's Jerusalem Gambit Prompts Opposition From Armenia, Concern From Georgia

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