Trump says he wants to give peace a chance before US embassy move to Jerusalem

By REUTERS
October 8, 2017 04:33
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WASHINGTON, Oct 7 - President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Saturday that he wanted to give a shot at achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians before moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In June Trump signed a temporary order to keep the US embassy in Tel Aviv, despite a campaign promise he made to move it to Jerusalem.

In an interview with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on the TBN program "Huckabee," Trump noted his administration was working on a plan for peace between the two sides.

"I want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem," he said.

"If we can make peace between the Palestinians and Israel, I think it'll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen," he said.

Asked if there was a time frame for the embassy move, Trump said: "We're going to make a decision in the not too distant future."


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