Jerusalem mayor: I'm in talks with US officials over possible embassy move

January 23, 2017 11:37

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said on Monday that his office is in contact with the new White House administration concerning the possible relocation of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"I am holding talks with government officials in the US and I know that they are serious about their intention," he told Army Radio in regard to US President Donald Trump's pledge to move the American mission.

"They have various properties in Jerusalem that could serve as a solution," Barkat said of real estate options that could potentially house the embassy. He further indicated the process to move the embassy would be time consuming, telling the radio station: "I definitely don't think an embassy can moved in one day."

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