White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster told Fox News that President Donald Trump has been given a few options on moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and that each option would help the United States “gain momentum toward a peace agreement and solution that works both for Israelis and for Palestinians.”
“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace asked McMaster about reports that the president is going to declare this week that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, “although, he’s not going to move the embassy.” McMaster said he’s not sure what decision Trump will make, but added, “We’ve given him options.”
“There are options involving the move of an embassy at some point in the future,” he said, explaining that those options “could be used to gain momentum toward a — toward a peace agreement, and a solution that works both for Israelis and for Palestinians.”
According to media reports, Trump is likely to announce this week that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and then sign a waiver to keep the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv for another six months.
Currently, there are no foreign embassies in Jerusalem. The Palestinians want Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
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Source: Christian Post