Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office is pushing back against a claim from a Fox News correspondent that he told President Trump not to move the embassy to Jerusalem at this time.
“The things published on Fox New are a lie,” the prime minister’s office said in a statement, according go the Jerusalem Post.
The prime minister’s office further released various quotes from summaries of the prime minister’s meetings with Trump.
The office said during a lunch meeting at the White House, Netanyahu “was asked about the embassy and explained [that moving it] would not lead to bloodshed in the region, as some were trying to intimidate [President Trump] into believing.”
Earlier Monday, a correspondent from Fox News tweeted a report that Netanyahu had asked Trump not to move the embassy. Read more at The Hill.