Report: Trump transition team checking possible locations for Jerusalem embassy

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By JTA.. Foreign Ministry officials last week reportedly met with officials from the Immigrant Absorption Ministry to discuss the availability of the Diplomat Hotel in the Talpiot neighborhood. The transition team for President-elect Donald Trump is already checking into possible locations in Jerusalem for the US Embassy, according to an Israeli news channel. Channel 2 reported Monday (December 19, 2016) night that officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry had begun checking into possible sites on behalf of the Trump team. The news came hours after Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump adviser, told conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt during his show that moving the embassy was a “big priority” for Trump. “It is something that our friend in Israel, a great friend in the Middle East, would appreciate and something that a lot of Jewish Americans have expressed their preference for,” Conway said. “It is a great move. It is an easy move to do based on how much he talked about that in the debates and in the sound bites.” Read the full story here.



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