President Donald Trump reportedly is going to give two speeches next Wednesday, in which he recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Next week will show if President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, meanwhile, the White House spokesman refused to confirm the report:
“The President has always said it is a matter of when, not if. The President is still considering options and we have nothing to announce.”
Donald Trump isn’t going to announce a decision this week about whether the U.S. will move its embassy to Jerusalem. If the answer is yes, then POTUS really thinks that Jerusalem is a capital of Israel. So far, the presidential administration said that the American leader is considering the elegant option for this issue.
In fact, Mr Trump already has a full plate with the North Korea missile launch, the tax bill in the Senate, and other issues. Jerusalem status is just one of the hundreds, and that still leaves the door open to an announcement in the near future.
So far, an administration official didn’t rule out an embassy move:
“The law passed in 1995 states that the Embassy should be in Jerusalem. As the President has made clear, it is a matter of when, not if,”
Israeli officials think there is a chance Trump will sign the waiver and not move the embassy for the next six months, but at the same time declare that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. If that happens, it will likely cause an angry response from the Palestinians and some Arab states, including Saudi Arabia and Jordan.