Discussion on US embassy move to Jerusalem in ‘beginning stages’

[22-01-2017 03:13 PM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The United States’ White House has said that they are in the "beginning stages" of discussing move of US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

The embassy is currently located in Tel Aviv and US President Donald Trump pledged during his divisive campaign for the presidency that his administration would look hard at staying true to the proposal.

READ MORE: PLO warns peace prospects ‘dead’ if US embassy moves to Jerusalem

Former Secretary of State John Kerry said earlier this week that moving the embassy to Jerusalem would be “explosive” since both Israel and the Palestinians claim the city as their capital.

Former US administrations have avoided formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Should Trump makes good on his campaign promise, analysts say it would up-end decades of US policy, enrage the Muslim world and draw international condemnation.

*Al Arabiya

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