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Trump will not announce promised embassy move during Israel trip

19 Mai 2017

Trump is scheduled to become the first incumbent US president to visit the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem next week.

However, there has been a somewhat fraught back-and-forth on the issue between the USA and Israel since then.

But the WSJ reports that privately, Israeli officials are "fuming".

"The security relationship between Israel & our greatest ally the United States, is deep, significant & unprecedented in volume", Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman tweeted Wednesday morning.

But some of the people who've spent years safeguarding that relationship say there will be consequences.

The reunification anniversary is "the right time for the USA to correct this historic injustice", said Susan Michael, the director of ICEJ's USA branch.

The prosecution's request, he added, came after it claimed that the case was presented to a committee and therefore it needed more time "to discuss and respond to the court". "Mr. Trump didn't do that".

"Among the professionals it has had a very negative effect", Shabtai Shavit, former chief of the Mossad spy agency, told The Associated Press.

In another incident, Israeli leaders have tried to downplay any fallout from Trump's alleged revelation of sensitive Israeli information to the Russians, stressing that the ties between the intelligence communities will always be strong, without ever commenting on or confirming the report.

Rather, there was an increase in those deeming the administration neutral on the issue or saying that they did not know what the president's stance was.

The 60 or so Christian leaders submitted the letter to Trump this week, calling him to make good on his campaign pledge to finally make the move that was originally directed by U.S. Congress more than two decades ago (1995), according to the Christian nonprofit legal group Liberty Counsel. But the USA has withheld recognition of that control until there is a deal.

Perhaps those who expected Trump to be the first president to make good on the promise to move the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem were kidding themselves. They have certain skills and accesses that we don't, and vice versa. But he did correct the record on the Administration stance regarding the supporting wall of the Temple Mount, erected by King Herod around the year zero: "The Western Wall is obviously one of the holiest sites in the Jewish faith", Spicer said.

The masked militants, wearing military uniform and holding guns, said in a joint statement "We warn Israel of any harm that could happen to any striking prisoner in its jails", adding "In this case, we will not remain idle". Both individuals spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to relay the sentiments they gleaned from conversations with current intelligence officials.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office quickly responded to Tillerson: "Israel's position has been stated many times to the American administration and to the world".

"I hope that President Trump will make progress in the dispute between Israel and the Palestinians and that he will bring justice to the Palestinians and alleviation of their long-term - 50-year now - suffering as an occupied territory", Carter told CNN.

Trump will not announce promised embassy move during Israel trip