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Billionaire Trump Donor Furious With Tillerson Over U.S. Israel Embassy

17 Mai 2017

Israel occupied east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the global community.

Israel seized in 1967 the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, where the Palestinians want to establish their future state.

Both issues provoked criticism of Trump's White House in Israel as preparations intensified for his visit to the country and the Palestinian territories on May 22 and 23. By then, President Trump will have to decide whether to renew the order or refrain from signing it, which would launch implementation of the law.

During his presidential campaign, Trump controversially promised to move the embassy and to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's "undivided" capital.

According to Benjamin Netanyahu, who is the Prime Minister of Israel, "moving the American embassy to Jerusalem would advance the peace process by "correcting a historic injustice and by smashing the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel".

The Prime Minister's Office added in its own statement at the end of the transcript, "This is the clear and consistent position of Prime Minister Netanyahu, which he reiterated today".

CNN also reported that some of Trump's top advisers, by contrast, are urging him to deliver his campaign pledges.

Moving the embassy could serve as a sweetener to Israel at the end of negotiations, or as part of their conditions, perhaps alongside a USA embassy to the Palestinian state. "The report on Fox News is a lie" and "Netanyahu supports moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem", his office said in a statement.

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Trump would be breaking with strong tradition if he does not attend the shrine and lay a wreath for Holocaust victims but neither the White House, the State Department or the Israeli Embassy in London were unable to confirm with IBTimes UK that he will be paying his respects.

When President Donald Trump heads to the Middle East next week, the world will be primarily watching closely to see if he makes any of his trademark gaffes that set off a cultural land mine in Saudi Arabia or Israel.

The pushback comes as President Donald Trump mulls the possibility of changing U.S. policy toward Jerusalem and moving the United States embassy there.

Also on Tuesday, Trump's controversial choice for ambassador David Friedman presented his credentials in a ceremony at President Reuven Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem.

"I pledge to you to do all that I can to strengthen and enhance the relationship between our two great nations", he told Rivlin. They estimate that during his May 20 visit to the region, Trump will balance his pro-Israel attitude with a rapprochement to some of the Arab positions.

This allegedly led to an outright shouting match between the two parties, with the Israelis maintaining that the Western Wall was "territory holy to Israel".

Jordan, Palestine and Egypt on Sunday reiterated their commitment to the two-state solution as the only solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, expressing keenness to cooperate with the USA administration in this regard.