Report: Trump Will Announce Move of US Embassy to Yerushalayim on Monday

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By BB Portnoy

Newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump will announce on Monday the upcoming relocation of the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim, an unnamed source told a top Israeli political reporter today.

Channel 2’s Amit Segal cited a “local little birdie” as saying the announcement would be made on Monday morning Washington, DC time. However, Segal noted, “There is no confirmation of this.”

During his election campaign, Trump promised to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US Embassy accordingly. On Thursday — a day before Trump’s inauguration — then-incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters to “stay tuned” for an imminent announcement from the new administration about the potential embassy move.

After he was chosen in December to serve as Trump’s ambassador to the Jewish state, attorney David Friedman said, “I intend to work tirelessly to strengthen the unbreakable bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region, and look forward to doing this from the US Embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

According to media reports, Friedman will live in an apartment he owns in Jerusalem’s Talbiyeh neighborhood, rather than move into the official ambassador’s residence in Herzliya.

Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu was set to speak with Trump by telephone today. According to a statement made by Netanyahu at a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem earlier in the day, the two will discuss “the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the situation in Syria and the Iranian threat.”

In a message sent to Trump on Friday congratulating him on his inauguration, Netanyahu said, “I look forward to working closely with you to make the alliance between Israel and America stronger than ever.”

(c) 2017 The Algemeiner Journal

{Matzav.com}

9 COMMENTS

  1. i don’t see any issue with moving the U.S. Embassy to Yerushlaim in the part of the new city where all Government buildings are. These are all within the pre-67 borders and were never part of any other country other than Israel. Even the United (Arab) Nations has their headquarters there and not in the “West Bank” which in reality is part of Yerushlaim and was Jewish until 1948 when the Yidden were kicked out

  2. The Australian Government’s statement on Monday 2nd January 2017 that they would not relocate their embassy to Jerusalem was correct.

    “Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.”

    – Isaiah 1:27

    צִיֹּ֖ון בְּמִשְׁפָּ֣ט תִּפָּדֶ֑ה וְשָׁבֶ֖יהָ בִּצְדָקָֽה׃

  3. im not sure this is a good idea. there is torah principle, not to bother entice,or provoke goyom, for no valid reason. especially in this case, it can cause …. chas vechalilah! this a question for daas torah!
    btw im not satmer.

  4. It’s the right thing to do…. to recognize Yerushalayim as Israel ‘ s capital but HKB’H should protect us from the backlash that is sure to come.

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