During his campaign, Donald Trump has made a lot of promises to bring back America’s economy to the top. He is standing firm even after the election results are official.
Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer said such a move would send a “strong message against [the] delegitimization of Israel.”
The US and nearly every other country have their embassies in Tel Aviv. Israel considers Jerusalem its capital, but Palestinians claim part of eastern Jerusalem as the capital for a future Palestinian state.
US presidents have repeatedly waived a law requiring the embassy to be moved, but Trump has signaled real intention to go ahead with his campaign promise.
“It is something that our friend Israel, a great friend in the Middle East, would appreciate and something that a lot of Jewish-Americans have expressed their preference for,” Conway said. “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 soundbites.”
According to Breitbart, President-elect Donald Trump “remains firmly committed” to moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, as, his transition team said.
“This is a commitment that the president-elect made numerous times on the campaign trail, that he remains firmly committed to,” Jason Miller, a transition team spokesman, said Friday. His remarks came on the heels of Trump’s nomination of David Friedman to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel.
In a statement, Friedman said he looked forward to working with the embassy in Jerusalem.
Miller said that a timeline as to when the embassy would be moved would be “premature” at this point, but reiterated Trump’s commitment to the transfer.
Meanwhile, the Palestinians claimed that were Trump to make good on his promise, it would “destroy” the peace process.
“The status of Jerusalem should be negotiated between Israelis and Palestinians,” Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, said. “No one should take any decisions which may preempt or prejudge (negotiations) because this will be the destruction of the peace process as a whole.”
And if you are asking about the peace process, the harsh truth is, the Palestinians don’t want a “two-state solution”, they want a one state solution. A solution which Israel will be wiped out and its Jewish population replaced by Muslims.
Previous U.S Presidents failed to bring peace to the region, but there is no way to negotiate with terrorists who are lying about their true arms.
Jerusalem was sacred to the Jews before Islam was promoted. That’s a fact, and Trump’s stance on this matter simply reflects that reality.