Jerusalem is the historic capital of Israel and home to the
holiest sites in Judaism.
Israel controls West Jerusalem, but ownership of East Jerusalem is hotly contested. Jews had been living in Jerusalem for over a thousand years by the time Mohammed was born. Still, Palestine maintains that they should have control over East Jerusalem.
Instead of standing with Israel, our ally in the Middle East, the Obama Administration kept the Embassy in Tel Aviv.
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On June 1, 2017, President Trump signed a waiver that keeps the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv for the time being. The White House issued a statement saying “No one should consider this step in any way a retreat from the president’s strong support for Israel…the question is not if the move happens, but only when.” The statement elaborated, “President Trump made this decision to maximize the chance