U.S. Bolstering Security, Bracing For Possible Violence, Ahead of ‘Historic’ Jerusalem Speech

A view of the Western Wall and the golden Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine on December 6, 2017 in Jerusalem, Israel

The United States is working to plan for potential security situations in Israel and the Middle East ahead of President Donald Trump’s announcement Wednesday afternoon that he will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city and begin the process to move the U.S. embassy there, a move that has already sparked violent rhetoric among the Palestinians and other Arab factions.