US seriously planning to relocate embassy to Jerusalem

International community considers East Jerusalem an occupied Palestinian area

US Vice President Mike Pence reiterated on Sunday the White House is seriously planning to move US embassy from Tel-Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

“After decades of simply talking about it, the president of the United States is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence told AIPAC

US Vice President Mike Pence reiterated on Sunday the White House is seriously planning to move US embassy from Tel-Aviv to occupied Jerusalem.

“President Donald Trump was seriously considering the matter,” Pence said in a speech to the pro-Israel US lobbying group AIPAC.

During the 2016 US presidential campaign, Trump’s team spoke often about moving the US embassy to the occupied Palestinian city of Jerusalem.

“After decades of simply talking about it, the president of the United States is giving serious consideration to moving the American embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence told AIPAC.

Israeli occupation state occupied west part of Jerusalem in 1948 and occupied the east part of the holy city in 1967.

The occupation state considers united Jerusalem as their “eternal” and “indivisible” capital and wants all countries, recognising it, to move their embassies from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.

Many US allies rejects the idea of the united capital of Israel as the PLO and Palestinian Authority want the eastern part of the city as their capital.

If the United States were to relocate its embassy, it would be seen as an explicit recognition of Jerusalem belonging to Israel, potentially pre-determining the outcome of eventual peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian.

(Source / 27.03.2017)

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