White House Non-Committal on Timeline for Decision on Potential Move of US Embassy to Yerushalayim


By BB Portnoy

A day after announcing the new Trump administration was in the beginning stages of talks on the potential relocation of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim — a key campaign promise of President Donald Trump — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was non-committal about a timeline for the process.

At his first official White House press briefing Monday, Spicer declined on three occasions to be pinned down on specifics regarding the embassy issue.

“There’s no decision, we’re at the very early stages of that decision-making process,” Spicer said.

Later, he added, “It’s very early in this process…and his [Trump’s] team is going to continue to consult with stakeholders as we get there.”

The third time around, Spicer said, “There is a reason you go through a decision-making process and that’s what we’re in the process of starting right now. So I just don’t want to get ahead of [it]. If there was already a decision, we wouldn’t be going through a process.”

Spicer also noted that Trump could use his executive power to move the embassy.

In their public statements following their phone call on Sunday, Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu did not mention the embassy matter.

© 2017 The Algemeiner Journal



  1. I repeat…

    The Australian Government’s statement on Monday 2nd January 2017 that they would not relocate their embassy to Jerusalem was correct.

    “Zion shall be redeemed with judgment, and her converts with righteousness.”

    – Isaiah 1:27

    צִיֹּ֖ון בְּמִשְׁפָּ֣ט תִּפָּדֶ֑ה וְשָׁבֶ֖יהָ בִּצְדָקָֽה׃

  2. and her converts with….
    I repeat…
    3rd person present: converts
    cause to change in form, character, or function.
    “production processes that converted raw material into useful forms”
    synonyms: change, turn, transform, metamorphose, transfigure, transmute; More
    score from (a penalty kick, pass, or other opportunity) in a sport or game.
    plural noun: converts
    a person who has been persuaded to change their religious faith or other beliefs.
    “he is a recent convert to the church”

  3. There he goes again, Trump is a total CON-MAN he promises everything BIGLY’ then after getting what he needs, he shamelessly goes right back on his word. Like all those who put their hopes in him before, you will be very disappointed..


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