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Monday, 26 December 2016 22:20

Should the U.S. Embassy Be Moved From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem?

Written by  NYTimes
The United States embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel

During the campaign, President-elect Donald J. Trump vowed that he would move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “fairly quickly” after taking office. A statement from the Trump transition announcing David M. Friedman as Trump’s choice for U.S. ambassador to Israel said that Friedman looked forward to doing the job “from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

Because Jerusalem is a contested city, the embassy’s location in Tel Aviv has long been a diplomatic thorn in the American-Israeli relationship. But is it time to move the embassy to Jerusalem?

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