President Donald Trump’s special Middle East advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner said Sunday that the US president was still considering examining moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but that ‘he’ll be the one to want to tell you.’
The comments came during an extensive interview during the Saban Forum in Washington, during which the top White House official was questioned on a host of political and diplomatic issues. Asked whether or not President Trump was still planning to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a characteristically reticent Kushner responded by saying “I’ll tell you what we’re telling everyone else,” adding that Trump will be making a decision.
Hopes were raised in Israel last week when US Vice President Mike Pence said that Trump is actively considering “when and how” to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Pence made the comment in remarks at Israel’s Mission to the United Nations in Queens, at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations’ vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish state. “President Trump is actively considering when and how to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” stated Pence, after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.