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

03:55  01 december  2017
03:55  01 december  2017 Source:   Reuters

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

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

President Donald Trump is expected this week to delay relocating the U . S . Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, U . S . officials and a diplomatic source said on Wednesday, despite his campaign pledge to go ahead with the controversial move .

week to delay relocating the U . S . Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, U . S . officials and a With a deadline for a decision looming, Trump is likely to continue his predecessors' policy of Trump avoided any public mention of a potential embassy move during his visit to Israel and the

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump speaks about tax reform at the White House in Washington © REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Trump speaks about tax reform at the White House in Washington 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.

Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official

  Trump likely to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital next week: official U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to deliver a speech on Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move that could upend decades of American policy and further inflame tensions in the Middle East. Two administration officials said on Thursday that even as Trump was considering a controversial declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he was expected to again delay his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy there from Tel Aviv.

“While President Donald J. Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the U . S . Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President’s strong support for Israel and for the United

Donald Trump repeatedly promised to move the U . S . Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel ’s capital, Jerusalem . Today was the deadline for Trump to sign a “waiver” which is being portrayed as delaying the U . S . Embassy move for at least 6 months.

A senior administration official said Trump will likely waive the requirement again in coming days, but that he is considering what other steps he might take at the same time, such as declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

The United States has no embassy building in Jerusalem that it could move U.S. diplomatic operations into, meaning any move would take plenty of lead time in order to build an embassy.

Vice President Mike Pence said earlier this week that Trump is actively considering "when and how" to move the embassy to Jerusalem.

The status of Jerusalem is one of the major stumbling blocks in achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel captured Arab East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed it, a move not recognized internationally. Israel considers all of the city its indivisible capital.

The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Jerusalem is home to holy sites of the Jewish, Muslim and Christian religions.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

Netanyahu: Palestinians must face reality .
Israel's prime minister says Jerusalem has "never been the capital of any other people".Benjamin Netanyahu said Jerusalem had been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years and had "never been the capital of any other people".

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