White House official: It’s not wise to move embassy to Jerusalem now

At the moment, U.S. President Donald Trump will not move the embassy to Jerusalem, according to a senior White House official. “We don’t think it would be wise to do it at this time,” he said.
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A senior White House official told Bloomberg on Wednesday evening that U.S. President Donald Trump has decided not to move the embassy to Jerusalem for now. “We don’t think it would be wise to do it at this time,” he said. “We’re not looking to provoke anyone.”

Speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, the official said that the U.S. government believes that the discussions it is conducting with Israel and the Palestinians are promising. He said that the U.S. government is very satisfied with the Palestinians for agreeing to enter negotiations without preconditions.

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“We don’t think it would be wise to do it at this time,” he stated. “We’ve been very clear what our position is and what we would like to see done but we’re not looking to provoke anyone when everyone’s playing really nice.”

On Tuesday, JOL News reported that U.S. officials promised that Trump will move the embassy to Jerusalem but warned against pressuring the White House any further regarding the issue. They said that the pressure is counterproductive.



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