Brigham Young University released the following statement, Wednesday evening:

While it’s unclear at this point what will be the immediate and longer run effects of President Trump’s announcement that the US now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (and Jerusalem was quiet after the announcement, which came in the evening, Jerusalem time), it is expected that there will be some unrest and possibly violence in the next few days.  As such, travel by students and other personnel living at BYU’s Jerusalem Center to East Jerusalem and the Old City has been restricted starting December 7.  How long the restrictions will be in place, and whether they will be extended to other parts of Jerusalem, are decisions that will be made as the extent of the reaction to President Trump’s announcement is observed over the next several days.

The Jerusalem Center imposes travel restrictions on a fairly regular basis in response to changes in security environments in and around Jerusalem and elsewhere in the Holy Land.

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