Controversy over possible U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

(CBS) -- President Trump reportedly informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during a phone call of his intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In a statement, President Abbas warned President Trump that any change would have detrimental consequences to the peace process.

"The U.S. is delivering a lethal bullet to the heart of the two-state solution that would be, actually, the kiss-of-death to the two-state solution," says Husam Zomlot, Head of PLO General Delegation to the U.S.

Israelis have long considered Jerusalem their capital. Jerusalem is a sacred city and plays a major role in Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

White House officials say the President will make his announcement Wednesday.

"We expect of President Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's united capital and also to move the American embassy to our capital," said Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett.

Multiple Arab leaders have spoken out against the move, including Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who threatened to cut off ties with Israel and said recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a red line for Muslims.