As the United States prepares to inaugurate Donald Trump as its next president, Israel hopes he will follow through with a promise made while campaigning. The Times of Israel's Alexander Fulbright reports that Trump says he has not forgotten the pledge he made to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City:
“You know that I am not a person who breaks promises,” the president-elect added in comments published in Hebrew by the paper on Thursday morning.
On Wednesday, at his farewell press conference, President Barack Obama warned that unilateral actions can be “explosive,” in apparent reference to Trump’s talk of moving the embassy.
Throughout the presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed he would relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. He declared at the AIPAC conference in March he would “move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.”