Trump to announce embassy move to Jerusalem during visit to Israel, US official says

Congressman Ron DeSantis said the reason for the president's upcoming visit is to officially announce the relocation of the US embassy, one of his most prominent campaign vows.
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US President Donald Trump may announce the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during his upcoming visit to Israel, a Congressman said.

According to Ron DeSantis of Florida, Trump intends to announce the move during his short visit currently planned for May 22. The Arab League has recently called on world leaders, especially Trump, to refrain from relocating their embassies, a move that is considered to be an official recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Meanwhile, the Israeli Ministry of Housing is planning to build 25,000 new homes in Jerusalem, more than half of them beyond the Green Line. The construction is expected to cost 4 billion shekels.

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