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Trump mulling over Jerusalem embassy move: Tillerson

Ben Pena | 15 May, 2017, 21:07

Palestinian officials had also expressed concern about remarks by Trump that the U.S. would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday that President Donald Trump is proceeding very cautiously with regard to moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Trump's rise has now emboldened Israeli extremists to implement their illegal policies and further their occupational agenda by transferring the embassy, a move that Palestinian officials and prominent American politicians have cautioned against.

"The president is being very careful to understand how such a decision would impact a peace process", Tillerson said, going on to suggest that Israel itself might be less than fully committed to a move.

"It will do the opposite", his office said in a statement.

It later annexed East Jerusalem, and in 1980, Israel unilaterally declared "reunited" Jerusalem as its capital. Under extremely tight security - 10,000 members of the Israeli police will take part in "Operation Blue Shield" protecting the president - Trump and his family will visit the Western Wall and likely pray at the holy site.

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Netanyahu commented on Tillerson's remarks, saying that "moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem won't harm the peace process". The official believes that Trump's visit to Israel is in keeping with his campaign promise to be Israel's best ally and to make a statement on the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Trump promised to relocate the USA embassy as one of his campaign pledges but is yet to make a decision.

"Mr. Trump, the darling of the Israeli government and the Yesha Council, has out-Obama'ed President Barack Obama by reinstating Abbas at the center of the diplomatic stage". Most countries have their embassies located in Tel Aviv.

New Delhi is hosting Abbas ahead of Hindu nationalist Modi s unprecedented visit to Israel reportedly in July - the first-ever by an Indian premier - with observers calling it a balancing act by India to assuage both sides. "It is a sign of India's growing stature, that he has chosen to visit Delhi immediately after visiting Russian Federation and this will help us understand the scope of the support that President Putin has extended", Zikrur Rahman, former Indian representative to Palestine, said.

US President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House on May 3, 2017.

The move would be a dramatic shift in US foreign policy.

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