Habayit Hayehudi Chairman Naftali Bennett called on President Trump to right a “historic wrong” and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“Almost 70 years ago, President Truman made history by being the first president to recognize the State of Israel,” Bennett said, , adding, “Now, President Trump can go down in history as the first president to recognize Jerusalem as its capital.”
Bennett promised Israel is “more than capable of dealing with ramifications of such a move,” should the Arabs on either side of the green line make good on their threats and riot in the streets in response to the move.
“We want you to be the first nation on earth to move its embassy to Jerusalem,” Bennett said, reminding President Trump that “embassies are always in the capital, and our capital is Jerusalem, not Tel Aviv.”
Last January, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding the embassy move: “We are the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject.” But the notes coming out of the Administration have become more restrained, until Vice President Mike Pence, on Sunday, assured the AIPAC conference that Trump was “seriously considering” moving the embassy.