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US delegation in Israel to discuss relocation of embassy to Jerusalem

An official American delegation will visit Israel today to discuss the possibility of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, an Israeli news website reported.

The delegation represents the Subcommittee on National Security of the US House of Representatives, including the Chairman of the subcommittee Ron DeSantis and Senator Denni Ross.
The delegation is expected to talk about the possibility of relocating the embassy from both a practical and a political perspective.

They will also be meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials with links to the touted Jerusalem embassy move. The delegation also plan to visit potential sites in Jerusalem and return to the United States with an "accurate analysis", according to the Israeli news website.

US President Donald Trump pledged during his electoral campaign to relocate the embassy to Jerusalem, seen as a highly inflammatory statement. The new US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley told the Committee of Foreign Affairs in Congress that this is "not what Israel alone wants, but you, too. This is what the Congress has pledged."

In 1995, the US Congress adopted a resolution recognising Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital. Since then, consecutive US administrations have rejected Israeli efforts to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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