Thursday, June 01, 2017

Covenant With Many

Donald Trump delays moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem - UPI.com
UPI reports: "The White House on Thursday said President Donald Trump delayed moving the United States' Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump delayed the Embassy's move for at least six months by waiving the Jerusalem Embassy Act. [...] The U.S. Department of State for decades -- through Democratic and Republican administrations -- has insisted the status of Jerusalem, which both Israelis and Palestinians claim as their rightful capital, is a matter that needs to be resolved through a peace agreement."

Comment: Well, I can say that I'm surprised but I am a bit disappointed, I thought this would be one campaign promise he would keep. I did note in the news report that he will have additional opportunities to move the embassy as the waiver has to be renewed every six months. Perhaps Trump plans to use this issue as leverage in peace negotiations?  

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