Trump to move US embassy to Jerusalem

Unlike Bill Clinton and George Bush, Trump is persistent on his plan to move the American embassy to Jerusalem

US President-elect Donald Trump is going ahead in his plan to move the American embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, senior aide Kellyanne Conway reiterated on Monday.

“It is a great move. It is an easy move to do based on how much he talked about that in the debates and in the sound bites,” Conway said

US President-elect Donald Trump is going ahead in his plan to move the American embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem, senior aide Kellyanne Conway reiterated on Monday.

Speaking to the American conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt about moving the embassy to Jerusalem, Conway reiterated this.

“That is very big priority,” Conway said, “he made it very clear during the campaign, Hugh, and as president-elect I have heard him repeat it several times privately, if not publicly.”

While former US presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush reneged on their own statements to move the embassy to Jerusalem after they had become presidents, Conway believes Trump will follow through on his promise.

“It is something that our friend in Israel, a great friend in the Middle East, would appreciate and something that a lot of Jewish-Americans have expressed their preference for,” she said.

She added: “It is a great move. It is an easy move to do based on how much he talked about that in the debates and in the sound bites.”

Last September, Trump sat down with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss US-Israel relations. During the meeting, he reportedly told Netanyahu that he intends to have Jerusalem officially seen by his administration as Israel’s capital.

(Source / 13.12.2016)

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