White House Pledges to Stand Firm on Recognition of Yerushalayim as Israel’s Capital 

In the wake of President Trump’s announcement this month that the U.S. recognizes Yerushalayim as Israel’s capital and has initiated the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy, a U.S. official said, “Overall, the reaction was more muted than we expected.”
Trump has told aides and members of Congress that the decision merely recognizes what is already true in practice, since the Israeli government is headquartered in Jerusalem, and has complained about what he considers narrow thinking.
Language in the UN General Assembly resolution Thursday condemning the action was softer and less direct in its criticism of the U.S. than Palestinians had proposed, after Egypt and some European allies said they would not vote for the original version. U.S. officials said they did not lobby for that but pointed to it as a sign of solidarity with the U.S.
The administration vowed that neither the Yerushalayim announcement nor the reaction to it would derail plans to seek a Middle East peace accord next year. “Relationships between the United States and other nations have their peaks and their valleys,” said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. (Washington Post)


  1. If the US is that firm where is the US Embassy?? All you have to do is take the plaque from Tel Aviv Embassy and move it to the Consulate in Jerusalem and then take the Embassy building in Tele Aviv and make it the Consulate and there you moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem without spending a nickel, but no I am sure the US is thinking we will have to spend millions so we will kick the can down the road again, excuses, excuses, excuses. Words are always cheaper than action.

    • Good thing you don’t work for the US Government. The Consulate in Jerusalem is a ramshackled, insecure facility not worthy of an Embassy. It will tke a lot of planning to move the real embassy to Yerushalayim. But give it a couple of years, it will happen.

  2. Misleading headline.
    The White House can’t say anything. No building can talk or make statements. A building doesn’t have a mouth. Who was the building talking to when it allegedly made those comments. I would of loved to see their reaction.


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