Diplomatic missions of the USA worldwide is entrusted to strengthen security measures in connection with the proposed decree on the transfer of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
WASHINGTON â€“ President Donald trump plans to announce Wednesday that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the American Embassy from tel Aviv.
The decision trump is likely to cause outrage in the Arab world, but the White house argues that the President recognizes the historical and contemporary reality.
To mitigate the potentially heavy blow, trump called on Tuesday the leaders of the five middle Eastern countries â€“ the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan’s king Abdullah, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Saudi king Salman bin Abdul-Aziz al-Saud, to inform them of his decision.
The White house contains a few details of conversations trump.
It mentions that “the leaders also discussed potential solutions relative to Jerusalem.” The report says that the trump reiterated his commitment to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations and the importance of supporting these negotiations.
The White house announced on Tuesday evening that trump recognizes that Jerusalem is not only the historic capital of the Jewish people, but also the seat of Israeli government since the Foundation of the modern state of Israel in 1948.
According to officials, the President will instruct the state Department to begin to make plans to move the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv.
According to them, looking for places, funding and construction of the new building will take years. Until that moment, trump will be signing a deferment of the transfer of the Embassy.
In accordance with the law, signed by President bill Clinton in 1995, the Embassy should be moved to Jerusalem unless the President every six months would not sign the decision, which States that the transfer of the Embassy threatens the national security of the United States.
Since Clinton, every President, including trump, signed this decision.
Some officials in Washington have expressed concern about the possible tough retaliatory measures against Israel and American interests in the region.
Answering the question whether the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson solution which may endanger American citizens and troops in the middle East, the state Department spokesman Heather Nauert said that the foreign Minister “made clear his position to the White house and, as I think, the Ministry of defence did the same thing.”
“But ultimately the decision is up to the President is his responsibility,” added Neuert.
Consulate General of the United States banned U.S. government officials and members of their families to attend for personal reasons on Wednesday, Old city of Jerusalem and the West Bank of the Jordan river, including Bethlehem and Jericho, in connection with numerous appeals to the demonstrations.
The US embassies around the world are also instructed to strengthen security measures.
Arab and Muslim countries have warned that any decision to move the U.S. Embassy could heighten tensions in the region and undermine U.S. efforts to achieve Israeli-Arab peace agreement.
Senior Palestinian leader Nabil Shaath said that trump is no longer trustworthy as an intermediary.
“The Palestinian authority does not condone violence, but maybe she won’t be able to take control of the streets and prevent the third Palestinian uprising,” he said.