President Donald Trump fulfills his campaign promises. During his campaign, Trump vowed that he would relocate the mission “fairly quickly” after taking office.
Mr. Trump is expected to announce that Jerusalem is the Israeli capital during a speech this week, as well as eventually sign the waiver pushing back a decision on moving the embassy. He is expected to announce his decision on Wednesday, two days after the expiration of a deadline for him to decide whether to keep the American Embassy in Tel Aviv.
Congress overwhelmingly approved moving the embassy to Jerusalem over 20 years ago but each successive POTUS has ignored it.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said: “The president has been clear on this issue from the get-go; that it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when.”
The international community, which supports a two-state solution, does not recognize Israel’s claim on the whole of the city. The Palestinians want Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state.
Trump’s campaign promise to relocate the American embassy still remains controversial, with some saying it could hurt the U.S.’s credibility as a mediator for peace, according to Fox News.
Trump isn’t the first American president who made this campaign promise. For years, candidates running for president have promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem. George W. Bush and Bill Clinton both made the same campaign promise but for some reasons, they have opted against doing so.
Morton Klein, president of nonprofit Zionist Organization of America, told Fox News: “It should be moved because we have to once and for all end this propaganda myth that Jerusalem is holy for Muslims.”
Jerusalem IS the capital of Israel and always has been. We’ll see if Trump can follow through where Clinton and Bush did not.
For the naysayers – We can’t continue to shelter in place on this. Effecting positive change comes from leadership, action, and strength. Not appeasement and weakness as exhibited by our last President. He compromised Our Country. Why can’t you see that and accept the truth (i.e., facts) is beyond comprehension.
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