US President Donald Trump says that he will not go ahead with his controversial pledge to move the American embassy to Jerusalem, as he wants to give a shot at achieving peace between Palestine and Israel, he said on a TV show, â€śI want to give that a shot before I even think about moving the embassy to Jerusalem.,â€ť referring to the current efforts for the peace process between the two sides.
Trump noted that his administration was working on a plan for peace between the two sides.
Foreign countries currently have their embassies Tel Aviv since they do not recognize Israelâ€™s unilateral claim of control over all of Jerusalem, according to the PNN.
Israel occupied east Jerusalem and the West Bank in 1967, and illegally annexed east Jerusalem, in a move which is disapproved by the international community. This causes problems on almost a daily basis in Jerusalem including settlers raiding Al-Aqsa Mosque and Israeli soldiers illegally seizing houses and lands in the Jerusalem area.
In June, Trump signed a temporary order to keep the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, despite a campaign promise he made to move it to Jerusalem. â€śIf we can make peace between Palestine and Israel, I think itâ€™ll lead to ultimately peace in the Middle East, which has to happen,â€ť he said.
â€śWeâ€™re gonna make a decision in the not too distant future,â€ť Trump said. But, for now, the peace push comes first.
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