International | The timing of the change puzzles world leaders
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/06/17, 11:02 am
ISRAEL: U.S. President Donald Trump will give a statement later today on his plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as world and regional leaders puzzle over the change ahead of substantive negotiations on an Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative. Palestinians have long seen Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state, and the dispute over the city has kept foreign diplomats in Tel Aviv since Israel’s founding in 1948.