President Donald Trump has signed a waiver to keep the US Embassy in Israel in Tel Aviv, the White House announced on 1 June 2017, backing off from a campaign pledge to move it to Jerusalem.
President Donald Trump called out Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, after the president claimed the PA leader deceived him regarding his party’s involvement in anti-Israel incitement.
The Palestinian Authority leadership’s demand that a Palestinian state be free of Jews is ethnic cleansing, PM Binyamin Netanyahu said on Friday.
The Prime Minister’s Office released a statement Sunday reaffirming support for the relocation of not only the American embassy, but all embassies, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, saying that such actions would be conducive to regional peace.
Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel and the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Trump should abstain from efforts to allow a Palestinian capital in east Jerusalem.
Donald Trump is calling for Hillary Clinton to shut down the controversial Clinton Foundation.
US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, who was sworn in 29 March 2017, will be arriving in Israel on 15 May 2017, to begin his service at the US Embassy.
What Abbas said reveals just how deep the gulf remains between the Israelis and the Palestinians.