In December, Democrats, the liberal mainstream media and many liberal world leaders reacted in horror when President Donald Trump announced that he formally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would be moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
The move was expected to take several years, but during his visit to Israel, Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s ruling body, the Knesset that the US embassy in Jerusalem would be open and operational by the end of 2019, far ahead of the expected schedule.
Pence also told the Knesset that the nuclear deal made with Iran was disaster and promised that the US will eventually withdraw from that agreement.
(Fox News) – Vice President Pence told Israel’s Knesset on Monday that the U.S. Embassy will open in Jerusalem next year, ahead of schedule.
In an address to the Israeli parliament on Monday, Pence defended the controversial decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv and recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which has been condemned by the Palestinians and their Arab allies.
Pence says the administration will advance its plan in the coming weeks and the embassy will open by the end of 2019. Previous estimates had the move taking three or four years.
The Palestinians claim Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem as their capital. They say the U.S. cannot be a mediator after the decision and have preemptively rejected any peace plan presented by the Trump administration…
Pence is helping restore the allied relationship with Israel that Barack Obama spent 8-years trying to destroy. He also encouraged peace talks with the Palestinians resume with renewed optimism, but will not meet with Palestinians due their boycotting his visit. Frankly, that’s fine since they are sponsors of terrorism and should be dealt with accordingly.