Trump to Unveil Mideast Peace Plan after Embassy Move

Trump to Unveil Mideast Peace Plan after Embassy Move

Trump to Unveil Mideast Peace Plan after Embassy Move

"I may go. I'm very proud of it", Trump told reporters to the embassy opening planned 14 May.

"It is going to be lovely".

Trump added, during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, that U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman pitched a plan thereafter that would cost just $150,000, and that the two eventually "settled" on a plan that will cost American taxpayers between $300,000 and $400,000.

President Donald Trump said he "may go" to the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

None of previous US presidents, who had promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem al-Quds while running for election, could deliver on their promises.

The third stage would be the moving of the embassy, for which no timetable was given. They all made campaign promises but they never had the courage to carry it out.

In a letter to Zeman, Netanyahu thanked his "good friend" for "the important declaration to move the Czech Embassy to Jerusalem and I hope the decision will be carried out quickly".

While the United States will eventually move into a purpose-built embassy, its diplomats will initially operate out of the consulate in Jerusalem which is now being upgraded. "Maybe it'll be nicer than a billion-dollar building". And the papers - Mike Pence can tell you - the papers were put before me, to sign an application for more than $1 billion to build an embassy.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Foreign Affairs advisor Nabil Shaath said that Trump has committed "grave mistakes during his tenure with regards to the Palestinian cause in issues of Jerusalem, refugees, the Palestinian state and the rights of the Palestinian people".

The Minister of transport and Israeli intelligence, a member of the military-political Cabinet Minister Yisrael Katz urges the President of the United States Donald trump finally to pardon former Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the state of Israel.

Trump said that when he questioned David Friedman, his pick to be the USA ambassador to Israel, about the $1 billion cost, Friedman said that he could renovate an existing US property for $150,000. "We might have to build dozens of embassies, and we would need new land ready for that goal". We already own the site, we own the building.

"The Czech Republic has chose to open in May an honorary consulate in West Jerusalem, and before the end of the year a Czech (cultural) centre, also in West Jerusalem", the statement said.

"And that's what we did".

Trump said he then told the ambassador that they should not go from Dollars 1 billion to USD 150,000. We will take a piece of the building. It's been promised for many, many years by presidents.

They came to me with a proposal for a $1 billion embassy in Jerusalem.

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