Politics Trump considers when and how to move U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - Pence

20:52  28 november  2017
20:52  28 november  2017 Source:   Reuters

Trump likely to delay move of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: official

  Trump likely to delay move of U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem: official President Donald Trump is likely to waive a requirement that the United States move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, but is weighing other options to make clear his intent to do so eventually, a senior administration official said on Thursday. Trump pledged on the campaign trail last year that he would move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a long-time goal of Republican politicians.But in keeping with recent practice, Trump in June waived the requirement to avoid inflaming tensions in the Middle East.

President Donald Trump is actively considering " when and how " to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem , Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday. Fareed Zakaria. China sees opportunity in U . S . decline.

"President Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ," Pence said during a speech hosted by Israel ' s Mission to the United Nations in New York. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen).

The U.S. embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. © Michael Jacobs, Art in All of Us, Corbis via Getty Images The U.S. embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. President Donald Trump is actively considering "when and how" to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence said on Tuesday.

Pence made the comment in remarks at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations' vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish state.

Trump has vowed to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem but in June he signed a waiver to keep it in Tel Aviv. He is facing a new deadline in early December on whether to extend the waiver again, a practice that his predecessors used to avoid inflaming tensions in the Middle East.

Reporting by Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton

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