Thursday, June 1, 2017

Netanyahu to Trump: You’re driving peace further away with punt on embassy move Jerusalem




From Hot Air by Ed Morrissey



Totally expected, and yet a little discordant with Donald Trump’s efforts to be seen as a promise keeper. The new president has signed the standard six-month waiver on moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem despite a campaign promise to act quickly on the transfer. Press Secretary Sean Spicer issued a statement that emphasized Trump’s commitment to the move, saying “the question is not if that move happens, but when.”

That’s what every president since Bill Clinton has said, too:

President Donald Trump renewed a waiver on that keeps the U.S. Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv instead of moving it to Jerusalem, the White House announced Thursday.

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