Would Jerusalem Embassy Spark Unrest?

President Donald Trump has promised to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a move which many in the U.S. Congress say they would endorse. While promises to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem have become a staple of presidential campaign rhetoric, no president has taken serious action to fulfill his pledge once he enters the Oval Office. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry’s decision to erase near a quarter century of Oslo Accord-era peace process by resetting their parameters with UN Security Council Resolution 2234, however, appears to have galvanized Trump and Congress to force the State Department to push through with the relocation.

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Would Jerusalem Embassy Spark Unrest?

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