Before Donald Trump won the presidency on Tuesday night, he campaigned on a promise to officially name Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said he would order the relocation of the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv to the Holy City.
Now that Trump’s victory is secure, pressure is already building for those promises to be fulfilled.
JERUSALEM MAYOR NIR BARKAT CHEERED “MAZEL TOV, MR. PRESIDENT!” TO THE WINNING CANDIDATE AND THEN REMINDED TRUMP THAT HE HAD PROMISED TO MOVE THE U.S. EMBASSY FROM TEL AVIV TO ISRAEL’S DECLARED CAPITAL, JERUSALEM. THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT RECOGNIZE JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL’S CAPITAL, AWAITING INSTEAD A FINAL NEGOTIATED SETTLEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINIANS.
Yesterday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated President-elect Donald Trump on his victory, calling him a great friend of the Jewish state.
“President-elect Trump, my friend, congratulations on being elected President of the United States of America. You are a great friend of Israel,” Netanyahu said “The bond between the US and Israel is based on shared values, shared interests and a shared future. I am sure that President-elect Trump and I will continue to strengthen the special alliance between Israel and the US and we will bring them to new heights.”
SOURCE: Townhall – Katie Pavlich / Joy105.com