Trump says embassy will not move to Jerusalem within one year

January 19, 2018 Agencies
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President Donald Trump said he does not expect the U.S. Embassy in Israel to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, contradicting comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu make a joint appearance in Jerusalem on May 22, 2017. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO

“By the end of the year? We’re talking about different scenarios—I mean obviously that would be on a temporary basis. We’re not really looking at that. That’s no,” Trump told Reuters.

Last month, Trump announced America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his intention to move the embassy to Jerusalem. Netanyahu, during his visit to India this week, told reporters, “My estimation is that the U.S. embassy move will happen faster than we think. Within the span of a year—that’s my educated guess.”

The construction of a new embassy could take years once a suitable location is selected. A temporary solution that would involve converting existing consular services buildings into an embassy could be executed much faster. Last month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stated that construction of a new embassy could take up to three years.

Trump said the U.S. would “a beautiful embassy but not one that costs $1.2 billion,” referring to the cost of the new American embassy in London.

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2 Responses to “Trump says embassy will not move to Jerusalem within one year”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    There may not be any money for this project with the US Congress in chaos over the budget currently.

  2. Lynne Newington says:

    I don’t think the whole story is being taken into account and just a headline grab…..
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/11/30/how-to-move-the-u-s-embassy-to-jerusalem/

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