US envoy assures Israel that US will move embassy to Jerusalem
Mon Nov 13, 2017 09:09PM
US ambassador to Israel David Friedman (L) and his wife Tammy are seen upon Trump's arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv on May 22, 2017.
US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman says President Donald Trump will keep his promise to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, indicating that Washington recognizes the city as the capital of Israel.
The American envoy made the comments Sunday evening at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual gathering in New York City.
"The president has also made clear that he intends to move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It is not a question of if, it is a question of when. And I take the president at his word, and I'm personally committed to do all that I can to advocate for this move," he said.
During his 2016 campaign, Trump came up with the controversial proposal that caused a lot of discussions.
"The United States government treats Israel as it deserves to be treated - as a critical, strategic, and trusted ally in one of the world's toughest neighborhoods," Friedman said.