It's beginning to look as if President Trump is having second thoughts about his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
First, NBC omits that when Jerusalem city officials issued building permits on Sunday, they issued permits for homes located in both Jewish and Arab neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem.
Second, Ma'ale Adumim, the Jerusalem suburb that is the subject of the now-shelved annexation proposal, is not in "Palestinian territory".
Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman told AFP the approvals by a city planning committee were among those held up due to pressure from former United States president Barack Obama's administration.
"I believe it will change because I spoke a few days ago to [U.S. President Donald] Trump and he spoke about the Iranian aggression, he spoke about Iran's commitment to destroy Israel, he spoke about the nature of this nuclear agreement and the danger it poses". Then-President-elect Trump advised the Israeli government to be patient for a while, implying that his administration would somehow reverse it. How and when the US moves the embassy will be discussed when Netanyahu visits the White House in early February, Giuliani said. The newly appointed Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, presides over the settlement, DW reports. The latest building announcements were just "a taste", he told Knesset members Wednesday.
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The spokesman made the remarks after a TV interview where Trump said he supports the torture of terror suspects. She also said she extended an invitation to visit England on behalf of the queen and that Trump has accepted.
"If it was already a decision, we wouldn't be going through the process", Spicer said.
"In the Prime Minister's Office", he said, "many people think that the American silence is a sign of encouraging them to add more and more and more to the settlements". The bill also called Jerusalem the undivided capital of Israel.
Obama's administration, like much of the world, has warned that settlement expansion was gradually eating away at prospects for a two-state solution.
Obama, who routinely criticized Israel when it approved new settlement projects, maintained that those responses were acts of friendship, as he saw expanding settlement in the West Bank as self-destructive to Israel's long-term sustainability.