AARON MATÉ: It's The Real News. I'm Aaron Maté. After vowing, "America First" at home, President Trump continues to push, "Israel First," in the Middle East. Trump has decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy there. Trump told regional leaders of his plan today ahead of an expected announcement on Wednesday. Israel's illegal occupation of east Jerusalem has been a major flashpoint in the Israel-Palestine conflict and Trump's decision provides a new level of US support. His announcement comes just days after the indictment of Michael Flynn
revealed that Trump started doing Israel's bidding even before he took office.