Netanyahu: It Would Be ‘Great’ If Trump Moves U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump meeting at the Trump Tower in New York, September 25, 2016. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
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The Times of Israel reports: BAKU, Azerbaijan — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday it would be “great” if US President-elect Donald Trump made good on his campaign pledge to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Netanyahu, who was visiting Azaerbaijan, was asked how he responded to a comment by Trump’s senior aide Kellyanne Conway, who said on Monday moving the embassy to Israel’s capital was a “very big priority.” “I answered with one word — ‘great,’” Netanyahu told reporters.

The comment followed reports that some Israeli security and diplomatic officials are worried about the consequences of an immediate relocation of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv, with fears of adverse reactions from the Arab world and on the streets of Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem.

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