Trump says giving peace a chance before US embassy move to Jerusalem
Speaking in a TV interview with former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Trump discusses his campaign pledge to move the US embassy to Jerusalem but says he first wants to try and forge peace between Israel and the Palestinians; asked about timeframes, Trump says 'We’re going to make a decision in the not too distant future.'
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 timeframe for the embassy move, Trump said: “We’re going to make a decision in the not too distant future.”