President Donald Trump is giving “serious consideration” to moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday, a day before a scheduled White House visit by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump is also “personally committed” to becoming the U.S. president who finally ends the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Pence said.Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is a politically charged act that would anger Palestinians who want east Jerusalem as a future capital and part of their sovereign territory. Such a move would also distance the U.S. from most of the international community, including its closest allies in Western Europe and the Arab world. The White House said on Monday that Trump will continue to talk to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about settlement activity in Judea and Samaria. The announcement was made following reports that Israel plans to build 15,000 new homes in east Jerusalem. “I’m sure that we’ll continue to have conversations with the prime minister and that’ll be something that the president will continue to discuss”, White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news briefing after being asked if Netanyahu was snubbing the U.S. president.
The Vice President of the U.S Mike Pence on Saturday said that Donald Trump is seriously considering to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pence told the influential American Israel Public Affairs Committee at its annual policy conference in Washington. It was Pence’s first time speaking to the conference. Also Pence said that there will be peace and cooperation not only with Israel but also with the Middle East. The U.S. Embassy, like nearly all other foreign embassies in Israel, is located in Tel Aviv. During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Trump’s team spoke often about moving the embassy to Jerusalem, but the problem is if Trump moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is strongly opposed by many U.S. allies. The Palestinian Authority has warned that such a move could have “disastrous results”. Relocating the embassy would be seen as an explicit recognition of Jerusalem’s belonging to Israel, potentially pre-determining the outcome of eventual peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. “Under President Donald Trump, if the world knows nothing else, the world will know this: America stands with Israel”, Pence said. Finally he criticized Iran for its mode of operation.
President Trump has hosted yesterday the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to the White House, the two have a busy work program that includes political and economic discussions. The most interesting thing is the line change that Trump has decided to do in relation to Israel, in fact, the President during the campaign he had said very close to the ideas of Netanyahu regarding the fight against terrorism, the iniquity of nuclear deal with Iran and the displacement of US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Excluding this last point, however, still without a concrete action, on the remaining issues Trump has not impressed the breakthrough announced remaining more or less in continuity with the line of Obama. Also regarding the resolution of the conflict between Israel and Palestine it seems that the administration has decided to return to support the solution of “two states” unwelcome by Netanyahu, however, the Chief of Staff of the White House said that the administration will not impose to Israel “two states” solution.