Report: Trump Will Announce Yerushalayim As Israel Capital During Visit Next Month

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President Donald Trump will recognize an undivided Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during his first visit, reportedly planned for May, but he will not overturn the long-standing veto on moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem when it comes up for renewal, reported Israeli newspaper Yedidoth Achronot on Thursday.

The biannual veto of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 is due for renewal in May. Since the bill was first passed, every US president has signed a waiver at six-month intervals delaying the legislation’s enactment. The May deadline will mark the first time the bill has come up for consideration under President Trump.

During his campaign and in the beginning days of his presidency, Trump repeatedly vowed that moving the embassy to Jerusalem would be a top priority for his administration. Since taking office, messages coming from the White House have been mixed. Read more at Israel Breaking News.

{Matzav}

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  1. Trump made Abu Mazen a simple offer: Recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state or I move the embassy.

    It was a brilliant offer. If the Palestinian leader had agreed, it would be a diplomatic breakthrough. But of course, Abbas cannot agree to those simple terms (he would be shot!) and now Trump can point to Abbas’ refusal as the reason for having to move the embassy. In the face of such obstinance he has no choice but to underscore US recognition of Israel and Jerusalem, the Jewish state and capital respectively.

    The art of the deal indeed!

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