Netanyahu Denies Asking Trump Not to Move Embassy

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked to join President Trump at the site during Trump's visit to Israel, but USA officials preparing the president's trip rebuffed the request, according to Channel 2 TV in Israel.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday relocating the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would benefit President Donald Trump's peace push.

"We are convinced that this statement is contrary to the policy of President Trump ..."

In January, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned Trump that moving the embassy would have a "disastrous impact on the peace process, on the two-state solution and on the stability and security of the entire region".

The comment was in response to an Israeli request for Prime Minister Netanyahu to join President Trump when he visits the Western Wall. The area, captured by Israel in 1967, is not sovereign Israeli territory and Palestinians there are not Israeli citizens and do not have the right to vote.

Palestinians argued moving the embassy would prejudge one of the most sensitive issues in the conflict, undermining America's status as an effective mediator.

In a discussion about President Trump's upcoming visit to the region and possibly moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, Tillerson appeared to equate the state of Israel and the Palestinians.

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Former US presidents have repeatedly waived a US law requiring the embassy be moved to Jerusalem.

Days before the United States president starts a Middle East trip that includes meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Tillerson told NBC channel that Trump's decision would depend greatly on how it is seen by governments in the region, including "whether Israel views it as being helpful to a peace initiative or perhaps a distraction".

A senior member of the US delegation for President Donald Trump's visit to Israel next week reportedly angered Israeli officials when he said the Western Wall was "part of the West Bank".

Trump is to begin his first trip overseas as president on May 19, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel (and the West Bank city of Bethlehem), and the Vatican before jetting to a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels and the G7 summit in Sicily.

It later annexed East Jerusalem, and in 1980, Israel unilaterally declared "reunited" Jerusalem as its capital.

He has also advocated moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Trump has said he wants Kushner to lead the peace process.

The President will travel to Bethlehem at the conclusion of a two-day long trip that will also take in a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial center in Jerusalem and the city's historic quarter.

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