Jordanian king warns US against moving embassy to Jerusalem

The Times of Israel reports: “Moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would threaten the prospects for peace, the Jordanian king told US decision-makers on Wednesday.

Emphasizing that there is no alternative to the two-state solution, King Abdullah II said in Washington that it was important no measures be taken to undermine US efforts to kickstart peace talks, the Jordan Times reported.

On Tuesday, US Vice President Mike Pence said US President Donald Trump was ‘actively considering’ moving the embassy to Jerusalem, evoking a campaign promise that the administration had sidelined.

On Wednesday, Hadashot television news reported that in Israel, ‘there is a very high expectation’ that Trump will declare that he ‘formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and instructing his team to actively prepare to move the embassy.’ The report said the declaration was expected within days, possibly as soon as Sunday…”

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