A US official is denying reports that President Donald Trump has decided to indefinitely postpone moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

“Contrary to media reports, President Trump has not yet made a decision on moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem and doesn’t plan on making a decision on this issue until after his visit,” an unnamed US official says.

Yesterday, a White House official told Bloomberg News that Trump was backing off his campaign promise to move the embassy in order to preserve his efforts to restart peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

A senior administration official later told The Times of Israel that a decision to relocate the embassy “wouldn’t be immediate” and that “a final decision hadn’t been made.”

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