President Donald Trump reportedly told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he intends to move the US embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.
An aide to Abbas stated that if Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which is a separate but related issue, the Palestinians would cut off relations with the US.
Several US allies had previously advised Trump against recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel, and after today’s report, Abbas said moving the embassy would have “dangerous consequences.”
President Donald Trump reportedly told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that he will move the US embassy to Jerusalem, breaking with decades of US policy and potentially igniting opposition across the region.
Abbas reportedly told Trump the move would have “dangerous consequences” for the region, according to CNBC.
Trump intends to announce whether he would recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital this week, the New York Times reported last week, but it was reportedly unlikely he would move the embassy itself. Trump’s reversal on the issue comes amid mounting criticism from Turkey, Jordan, France, and Saudi Arabia, which have all advised the president against recognizing Jerusalem as the capital, according to CNN.
It was unclear if Trump said when he …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Politics