The action is the opposite of previous American President’s for seven decades who held the decision as a bargaining chip for a possible peace effort between the Palestinians and Israel…
Trump will NOT actually move the American embassy anytime soon and has invited the Palestine Liberation Organization leader Mahmoud Abbas to Washington for talks….
But the notifications to the media of Trump’s plan to for fill a campaign promise has been greeted with consternation from around the world…And worries of possible Muslim violence against Americans….
The announcement was praised in Israel….
The Trump Admin cannot make the actual physical move without an ok from Congress….
The White House, which has done little to lay the groundwork for the move, on Tuesday contacted pro-Israel leaders from the Jewish and Christian communities to invite them to a conference call set for Wednesday afternoon, according to an invitee who spoke about it on condition of anonymity because he did not want to jeopardize his relationship with Mr. Trump’s team.
Mr. Klein was among several supporters who questioned why the embassy move would take several years. Former diplomats have said that the United States could relocate the embassy simply by hanging a new sign outside the American consulate in Jerusalem.
White House officials, however, said the administration’s lawyers concluded that would not be in compliance with a 1995 law, under which Congress instructed the president to move the embassy and required him to sign a waiver every six months to delay it. Legally, the officials said, the United States would have to move embassy staff into the building as well.
Reaction to Mr. Trump’s move in the Arab world was swift and negative, even from normally friendly leaders.
King Abdullah II of Jordan strongly cautioned against the move, “Stressing that Jerusalem is the key to achieving peace and stability in the region and the world,” according to a statement from the royal palace in Amman. The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the custodian of Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
“King Abdullah stressed that the adoption of this resolution will have serious implications for security and stability in the Middle East, and will undermine the efforts of the American administration to resume the peace process and fuel the feelings of Muslims and Christians,” the statement said….
This is another move by Trump to counter accepted American foreign policy around the world…And a slight to the Arabs and a thumbs up to the Israelis….