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Trump doesn't plan to use Israel trip to announce embassy move

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Almost Heaven, May 17, 2017.

  1. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason | WASHINGTON

    President Donald Trump will not use his upcoming trip to Israel to announce plans to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although he still ultimately wants to take that step, a senior administration official said on Wednesday.

    The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the Trump administration does not want to complicate attempts resume the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by announcing the embassy move.

    Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital and wants all foreign countries to base their embassies there. The relocation is strongly opposed by many U.S. allies as Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as their capital.

    Since taking office in January, Trump has shown signs of shelving his campaign pledge to move the embassy from Tel Aviv, while vowing to do what is necessary to clinch a Middle East peace agreement.

    The senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Trump remains committed to his campaign pledge to ultimately relocate the U.S. Embassy but does not plan to announce such a move while on his trip.

    "We're having very good discussions with all parties and as long as we see that happening, then we don’t intend to do anything that we think could upset those discussions," the official said.

    Since both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have expressed interest in returning to the negotiating table with no preconditions, "we don't think it’s the right time to do it right now," the official said. "But we’ll re-evaluate it down the road."
    Read More....http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-israel-diplomacy-idUSKCN18D2LB
     
  2. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Well know next month.
     
  3. Chris

    Chris The Grand Poobah Staff Member

    ‘Trump rules out moving US Embassy to Jerusalem for now’
    By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
    May 17, 2017 23:31
    Friedman: US president won’t unveil diplomatic plan.
    THE FRONT of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv. Will it move to Jerusalem?

    President Donald Trump will not use his upcoming trip to Israel to announce plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, although he still ultimately wants to take that step, a senior administration official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said the Trump administration does not want to complicate attempts to nurture a resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process by announcing the embassy move. At a commencement address in Connecticut on Wednesday, Trump made no mention of the issue in advance of his visit to the region next week, but stated that he did plan to “reaffirm his unbreakable alliance with the Jewish state.” His envoy Jason Greenblatt, who is already in the country, plans to hold talks with Palestinians and Israelis on Thursday as part of Trump’s plan to advance the peace process while in the region.

    more...............http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Report-Trump-nixes-plan-to-move-US-embassy-to-Jerusalem-492050
     
  4. DanLMP

    DanLMP Well-Known Member

    Every time I see or hear those words I always wonder what is going on.
    WHY did they need anonymity? Are they saying stuff they shouldn't? Or are they saying stuff they should and just don't want all the added publicity of their name?
    How can I evaluate the reputability of the source if I don't know who they are?
    Yet we hear this all the time!!! Have we been so dumbed down that we'll believe anything that anyone says just because they want to remain anonymous?
     
  5. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    That's probably it. Hate to say this but think the masses are slowly being brainwashed.
     
  6. Joseph The Carpenter

    Joseph The Carpenter Well-Known Member

    I wonder if his refusal has anything to do with his current problems?
     

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