The American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, moving to the end of 2019. That told the American vice-president Mike Pence for the Israeli parliament.
“In the coming weeks there will be our administration’s plan to accelerate to the American embassy in Jerusalem to open, and the embassy will open before the end of next year,” says Pence. That’s earlier than many had expected.
The American vice president was in the Knesset, interrupted briefly by a group of Arab members of parliament who opposed the U.s. recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital protested. They were right and showed posters. Under loud protest, they were out of the hall led.
The visit of Pence is disputed by the decision of the American president Donald Trump. “The United States have fact over fiction-elected,” said Pence about them. “Fact is the one real basis for a just and lasting peace.”
Both the israelis and Palestinians claim Jerusalem. Israel claims to be the historic city as its “eternal and indivisible capital”, including the Arab eastern part of the city, which in 1967 during the six day War was conquered. The Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state.