During a visit to his Mar-a-Lago resort in March, President Donald Trump approached legal scholar Alan Dershowitz to talk about the Middle East.
While Trump questioned Dershowitz, a confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, about the region, the president seemed certain about one thing: where he stood on the U.S. Embassy in Israel.
“What he said to me was, ‘I’m going to do it. Every other president has promised, and all of them didn’t keep their promises,’ ” Dershowitz said, referring to a controversial proposal to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “He said there would be criticism of him, but that he wanted to keep his promise.”
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