'Death To America': Lebanese Press Issues Threats After Trump Recognises Jerusalem As Israel's Capital

A pro-Hezbollah newspaper in Lebanon has declared 'Death to America' on a front page showing a burning US flag after Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The US President has sparked fury across the Middle East with his announcement yesterday which changed decades of American policy.

Lebanon's al-Akhbar paper today called the decision 'America's new Balfour' referring to the Balfour Declaration in which Britain endorsed the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Middle East a century ago.

'Today in Palestine there is a capable, empowered resistance that owns thousands of rockets that can strike Tel Aviv,' it said. Hezbollah, a heavily-armed military and political organisation, has fought numerous conflicts with Israel since it was formed in 1982.