According to the report, he will also recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which the US has never done for fear of agitating the Palestinians, who want the city as their own capital.
The abrupt shift in policy – Trump had promised to move the embassy during his presidential campaign, but last month said that the White House would present a peace plan before addressing the issue – is due to pressure from Evangelical Christians, Weiss said in a tweet.
While Trump renewed a waiver in June that put off the embassy move for six months, he is under strong pressure from Evangelicals, who voted for Trump largely because of his pro-Israel stance, to allow the waiver, soon due for renewal, to elapse. more …
Opinion: Come to think of it that is one of two primary reasons I voted for him as well. The other was Hillary – making it a no-brainer.
The landscape in Israel has changed since Mr. Trump’s election. On November 1, 2017 Hamas returned control of Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the Palestinian Authority, strengthening the unity between a stealth terror group and one that makes no secret that destroying the Jewish state is its only reason to exist.
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. Psalm 122:6