Trump Reneges on Promise to Move Embassy to Jerusalem on Eve of Middle East Trip
20 May, 2017, 11:50
Pollster Smith Research measured the answers of 500 adult Israeli Jews and found that Trump will have to work hard to persuade nearly half of the country's population that he has their interests at heart.
Instead, a series of mini-crises have cast a cloud over the visit.
Haley was quoted as saying.
Senior administration officials first offered hints of their inexperience as they stumbled into a classic trap of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: naming disputes.
MARTIN: The president has stated he wants to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
USA officials had confirmed on May 17 that Trump had relayed highly classified intel on the Islamic State with Russian officials at the White House. This information was shared with USA authorities under the strict understanding that it would not be given to other agents - let alone with Russian Federation, an ally of Israel's greatest adversary Iran.
"Now is the time to honor our friend and fully recognize Jerusalem as the eternal, undivided capital of Israel", said Michael in a statement, according to The Daily Caller. He arrives in Israel on Monday after stopping first in Riyadh, while his Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt landed in Israel on Thursday to prepare for the president's visit. The deal could lead to purchases of $300 billion over 10 years and could reach $350 billion to help Riyadh counter Iran in the region, the official said. But the USA has withheld recognition of that control until there is a deal. It's not going to impact that relationship in any way. It looked as though all that was left for the Israeli Right to do was sit back and let Uncle Sam pull its chestnuts out from the fire. But, Eran told VICE News, "There is a tendency to say, 'Mr". And he's - I think that Netanyahu is a bit intimidated of and afraid of President Trump.
"It is something that I think is, frankly, maybe not as hard as people have thought over the years", the USA president said at the time.
That Trump's enablers in the pro-Israel community remain largely silent enables Trump to continue putting our allies, including Israel, in increasing danger.
On Tuesday, Trump called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss his visit to Israel next week, but the two did not discuss the intelligence leak during their 20-minute conversation, the prime minister's office said. While the president hasn't clearly backed a two-state solution - Israel and a Palestinian state - he is expected to voice support for Palestinian "self-determination", a phrase that nods in the direction of an independent Palestinian state.
Most foreign nations' embassies, including the US since 1966, are located in Tel Aviv. "The US embassy and the other embassies ought to be in Jerusalem".
When asked on whether Trump considers the Western Wall as a part of Israel's territory, McMaster only said the idea "sounds like a policy decision".
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster repeatedly refused to contradict the claim that the Western Wall is in the West Bank, while Nikki Haley, the USA ambassador to the United Nations - who Trump once attacked as an embarrassment - broke with the White House line to say that the "Western Wall is part of Israel". It's clearly in Jerusalem...but there's been - it's an issue that's had serious consideration. The president has opted to put his son-in-law Jared Kushner in charge of Middle East policy.
Despite the absence of confirmation or a solid plan for the potential embassy move, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has toured several sites in Jerusalem to decide which is best for the relocation. But despite Friedman's confirmation, nothing has changed in United States policy toward Israel.