Will Trump Be the President Who Moves the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem?

(Washington Post) William Booth and Carol Morello - Mohammad Shtayyeh, a senior Palestinian official, said that if Trump moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Palestine Liberation Organization would consider revoking its recognition of the State of Israel, marking the collapse of the 1993 Oslo peace accords. Among Israelis, there is broad support for moving the embassy to west Jerusalem, where Israel's parliament, supreme court and government ministries are all located. Alan Baker, an Israeli diplomat and former peace negotiator with the Palestinians, said: "This should not be a problem for the Palestinians, but they are turning it into a problem and turning the whole of Jerusalem into a problem. It's a tactic of fear, they threaten fire and brimstone, so everyone is afraid."

2017-01-11 00:00:00

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