There has recently been a lot of controversy regarding President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However it seems odd to me that this is a point of contention in the first place, as the physical reality is that Israel does in fact controls all of Jerusalem and their government really does seat there. To quote the White House:
Today, Jerusalem is the seat of the modern Israeli government. It is the home of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, as well as the Israeli Supreme Court. It is the location of the official residence of the Prime Minister and the President. It is the headquarters of many government ministries.
So what's the big deal about recognizing that the sky is blue and the grass is green? Shouldn't Donald Trump be praised for finally stating the obvious?