Pence says U.S. Embassy to Make Jerusalem Move Next Year on Faster Timetable

The Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson, Loveday Morris, and Carol Morello report, “The United States will open its embassy in Jerusalem next year, Vice President Pence said Monday, accelerating plans after the Trump administration’s controversial decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.” Israeli Arab lawmakers staged a walkout prior to Pence’s announcement, which was made in an address to the Israeli Parliament. Johnson, Morris, and Morello note that the Trump administration and Pence’s strong ties to evangelicals have influenced these changes in U.S. policy, as evangelicals strongly support Israel.

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