US congressional envoy to explore embassy relocation to Jerusalem


President Donald Trump made moving US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem central in his campaign

Trump’s nominee to run the Israeli embassy is David Friedman, a long-time hardline supporter of Israel (Reuters)
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Friday 3 March 2017 23:05 UTC

A US congressional delegation will visit Israel on Saturday to study proposals for transferring the US embassy to Jerusalem, according to Israeli radio.

Right-wing Knesset member Yehuda Glick said on Facebook that, during their one-day visit, delegation members would meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials “to discuss the practical and political implications of the embassy’s transfer to Jerusalem”.

Neither source provided additional details.

The anticipated move has already prompted protests in…

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