Editor’s Note: For years and years presidents have promised to move the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, acknowledging the true capital of Israel. As a good friend of mine, Jewish conservative pundit, Jeff Dunetz, often quips, the move to Jerusalem has become the political equivalent of “the check’s in the mail.” I know Trump promised so many good things during the (everlasting) campaign season — how much will he do? How much can he do? And was he serious about moving the embassy to Jerusalem? This statement by Trump’s right hand woman, Kellyanne Conway, gives me hope. And as my pastor frequently reminds us, God might bless America mightily if we honor Israel and Jerusalem (biblically the City of God Pm 84:1). Read on.Tami Jackson
Conway says relocation of US embassy to Jerusalem would be ‘an easy move’, ‘appreciated by our friend Israel’
President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to see the American Embassy in Israel moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a “very big priority” top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway said Monday.
“That is very big priority for this president-elect, Donald Trump,” Conway said during an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt. “He made it very clear during the campaign, and as president-elect I’ve heard him repeat it several times privately, if not publicly.”
“It is something that our friend Israel, a great friend in the Middle East, would appreciate and something that a lot of Jewish-Americans have expressed their preference for,” Conway said. “It is a great move. It is an easy move to do based on how much he talked about that in the debates and in the soundbites.”
Israel’s Channel 2 news, meanwhile, reported that a Trump team was already scouting possible locations for the embassy in Jerusalem. The channel did not name a source and the reports were not confirmed.
During his campaign, Trump vowed if elected to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s “undivided” capital and see the embassy moved to the holy city.
After a September meeting with Netanyahu in New York, Trump’s campaign released a statement saying the candidate “acknowledged that Jerusalem has been the eternal capital of the Jewish people for over 3,000 years”.
“The United States, under a Trump administration, will finally accept the long-standing congressional mandate to recognise Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the state of Israel,” it added.
Israel captured the eastern half of Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day war and annexed it in 1980, declaring all of Jerusalem Israel’s unified capital…
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