Skip to comments.Trump says he 'may' attend Jerusalem embassy opening
Posted on 03/05/2018 12:01:59 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Pres. Trump says he "may" travel to Jerusalem for the opening of the U.S. Embassy. "If I can, I will." https://t.co/gwOZC0D5zc pic.twitter.com/gGsI5MsGgC
ABC News (@ABC) March 5, 2018
President Trump said Monday he may travel to Israel in May to attend the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
"We're looking at coming. If I can, I will, Trump said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House.
The president said the U.S. will have the embassy built very quickly."
Trumps decision last year to recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital pleased Netanyahus government, and the presidents attendance at the embassy opening would be a significant gesture.
"The relationship has never been better," Trump said of U.S.-Israeli relations, calling the embassy move "something that's very much appreciated in Israel."
There has been little progress, however, on a broader peace deal with the Palestinians, who were dismayed with Trump's decision to move the embassy.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said he will not accept a peace agreement brokered by Trump.
Trump and Netanyahu were expected to discuss Iran's growing influence in Syria and the U.S. nuclear deal brokered by former President Obama at Monday's meeting.
"Iran must be stopped. That is our common challenge," Netanyahu said.
The meeting takes place at a challenging time for Trump and Netanyahu.
The Israeli leader's political standing at home has been weakened by a mounting corruption investigation, and Trump is struggling under the weight of the special counsel's probe into Russian election interference in 2016.
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The embassy will be built very quickly? That will be a good learning experience for the Third Temple project. Trump the builder!
Security??? Maybe not a good idea....
Seems by all the flack Trump/Kushner and Netanyahu are getting, theyre close to a Mid East peace deal. Amazing
“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:3
The US Embassy in Jerusalem is scheduled to open in May?
Things sure are moving fast, aren’t they?
Hope that DJT is teasing the opposition (again) and really plans to be there. It was his decision, after all.
It could be more along the lines of a ribbon cutting.
Ribbon cutting/cornerstone laying.
Don’t forget to duck.
Or maybe they can rent something.
So what else is new...
Ok let's play that game- who WOULD you accept a 'peace agreement' from?
I sure hope not. I hope the President doesn't attend. The security risks are far too great.
Send Tillerson and Kushner.
Brilliant. Just brilliant. Trump should keep his mouth shut about his potential travel plans — especially when they involve the middle east.
[The US Embassy in Jerusalem is scheduled to open in May?]
It will be the biggest security operation for any U.S. President.
How about Pres. Trump asks PM Netanyahu to come to Washington
the DAY AFTER the Jerusalem embassy is dedicated?
I mean, this is personal between the two allied heads of state.
Israel has the best security protection in the world. DJT would be safe there, IMO.