A US official says US President Donald Trump’s decision to postpone moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem was because of Jewish Home party chairman Naftali Bennett, Channel 2 reports.

According to the report, Bennett’s vocal opposition to Trump’s efforts to revive the long-dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks sank all chances of the US president fulfilling his campaign promise.

“Apparently some ministers don’t understand the sensitivities regarding the embassy,” the officials said according to the report. “If there’s anyone who buried chances for the embassy being moved, its the Minister Naftali Bennett.”

Bennett, who leads the nationalist Jewish Home party last week said that “any agreement based on dividing Jerusalem is doomed to fail,” and said moving the embassy would help bring about peace.

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