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The first ‘Shield of Jerusalem’ Prize is to be awarded to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Although the awards panel was originally intended to select a pool of 12 candidates from which to choose a winner, Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Ze’ev Elkin said on Monday that plan had been scrapped.

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“The moment the decision was made to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and the plan’s rapid fulfillment, it became clear a change to the original plan was required, and that the award would go to President Trump.”

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