Washington, Dec 6, 2017: Pres Trump says he will have the United States relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, and recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel.
The President said this decision does not depart from our commitment to find peace for both Israel and the Palestinians. The President said the United States remains a partner in trying to find peace between both parties.
Mr Trump said, “Peace is never beyond the grasp of those willing to reach it.”
The President said the “incredible future awaiting this region” is held hostage to the political divisions that have marred the history of the area since the founding of Israel in 1948. He said Vice President Pence will travel to the region in the near future to meet with leaders there.
Following his remarks, the President signed the order to have the American embassy prepare for its move, and recognizing Jerusalem as the official Capital of Israel.