It’s not a question of if, but of when.
Vice President Mike Pence reiterated a promise that the U.S. embassy in Israel will be moved to Jerusalem from its present location in Tel Aviv.
That pledge was made by David Friedman, upon his appointment by then-President-elect Donald Trump as the U.S. ambassador to Israel.
“I promise you that the day will come when President Donald Trump moves the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence said at his Christians United for Israel keynote address Monday.
“It is not a question of if; it is only when.”
The vice president renewed the administration’s commitment to its strongest ally in the Middle East.
“Under President Donald Trump, if the world knows nothing else, then the world will know this: America stands with Israel, now and always,” Pence said.
This came as welcome news given that Trump signed a six-month waiver last month to keep the embassy in Tel Aviv.
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After the president signed the waiver last month, the White House issued a statement that said nothing more should be read into it.
“No one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the president’s strong support for Israel,” the statement said, according to The Hill.
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