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Trump Turns Noncommittal on Jerusalem Embassy Move

posted on January 24, 2017

The Jerusalem Post’s Michael Wilner reports,”Once committed to quickly moving America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Trump administration is now expressing caution, promising only to review the matter extensively and in consultation with ‘stakeholders’ in the conflict.” Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush also campaigned on promises to move the embassy but ultimately did not. Wilner writes, “By delaying the move, the White House buys itself time to weigh how such a move would adversely impact its coalition against Islamic extremists and its plans for a Middle East peace initiative, to be led by the president’s adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.”

Read at The Jerusalem Post