December 06, 2017

What it means for the U.S. to name Jerusalem as Israeli capital but not move the embassy

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Adam Taylor

President Trump is expected to make a major announcement about Jerusalem on Wednesday, potentially upending years of U.S. foreign policy with a move likely to please the Israeli government but deeply anger Arab states and others sympathetic to the Palestinian cause.

The Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian governments have said that Trump informed them that he intended to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, something he pledged to do while on the campaign trail.

However, senior White House aides suggested on Tuesday night that Trump had ultimately made a separate decision: to not immediately move the embassy but instead declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

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  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expert with ext...