Netanyahu Supports U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2015 Policy Conference, March 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. Tomorrow March 3rd Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address a …
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Haaretz reports:  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel’s position remains the same: the U.S. embassy should be moved to Jerusalem. Netanyahu added that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, saying that he hopes a wave of foreign embassies will follow a U.S. move to Jerusalem. The prime minister said that he believes most embassies will eventually make the move.

Netanyahu’s comments follow a Haaretz interview with Marc Zell, the co-chair of the Republicans Overseas organization in Israel, who said that the Trump Administration’s recent foot-dragging on the embassy move is happening at Israel’s request.

Throughout his presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly promised that he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Both he and his surrogates, particularly when campaigning in the Jewish community and among U.S. voters in Israel, stressed that unlike past presidents from both parties, he would keep his commitment and actually do it.

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