Saturday, January 28, 2017

As president, Trump less gung-ho about dramatic changes in Israel policy

At TimesofIsrael by Ron Kampeas  -- 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump have been talking each other up plenty since the latter’s election upset in November. But those expecting Trump to turn his kind words and pledges on Israel into fast action may have to be patient.

The starkest example of Trump walking back concrete promises is his retreat from what he had indicated during the transition period would be an accelerated push to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

Asked Thursday on the Fox News Channel about whether he would move the embassy, Trump was notably – and newly – reticent.

“I don’t want to talk about it yet,” the president told Sean Hannity when asked about the move from its Tel Aviv location. “It’s too early.”

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