Trump puts embassy move in Israel on hold

Trump puts embassy move in Israel on hold

President Trump was elected as the outsider who would topple the establishment and toss its conventional wisdom and past mistakes into the dustbin of history.

Though these are just the highlights of 35 events set to take place during this coming week in Israel's capital, the spotlight will naturally focus on Trump's visit.

President Donald Trump has decided he will not announce plans to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem during his trip to Israel next week, two administration officials told CNN Wednesday. But Trump not only said it repeatedly; his first major Middle East appointment indicated he meant business. As the nation's envoy to the United Nations, her public comments on foreign policy issues generally are assumed to be statements of US policy.

Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to Washington, issued a similar statement, saying: "Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump".

The exercise included practicing the Trump convoy's drive to the President's Residence and to the Western Wall. But despite Friedman's confirmation, nothing has changed in USA policy toward Israel.

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Trump said as a candidate he would move the embassy to Jerusalem, but now says he's studying the issue. When the Israeli government asked to have Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accompany Trump to the Wall, they were shot down and reportedly told that as far as the Americans were concerned, the holy site was part of the West Bank. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster refused to answer outright, insisting it was a "policy decision".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted at the internal debate over Jerusalem during an appearance Sunday on "Meet the Press". With respect to issues like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, they are giving Trump good advice. The Palestinians see it as the capital of a future independent state. Israel captured the Old City and the rest of east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed the area, in a move that most of the world community does not recognize. "People on the right will let Trump get away with anything as long as he acts as if the only interest that he has is Israel".

Only by forcing them to accept the reality of Jewish Jerusalem will they come to grips with the legitimacy of a Jewish state no matter where its borders are drawn. "Even if Israel was harmed by Trump's behavior, it won't rush to make this public".

WND columnist Star Parker said Trump's upcoming trip to Israel would be a great time to fulfill Congress' plan.

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