White House Officials: U.S. Embassy To Stay In Tel Aviv For Now

President Trump will not move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem immediately, but a final decision on moving it has not yet been reached.

Wednesday, Bloomberg Politics reported that a senior White House official said that the president has decided not to make the move right now.

“We don’t think it would be wise to do it at this time,” the unnamed official told Bloomberg.

“We’ve been very clear what our position is and what we would like to see done, but we’re not looking to provoke anyone when everyone’s playing really nice.”

The official went on to say that talks between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority appear to be promising.

In response to a query about the Bloomberg report, a White House official told CBN News: “We’re just not announcing anything regarding the embassy now or on the trip. There has been no final decision.”

During a speech at the American Israeli Political Action Committee conference in March 2016, then candidate Trump said that he would move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, calling it “the eternal capital of the Jewish people.”

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