Conway says Trump bringing U.S Embassy to Jerusalem
The 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act requires the relocation of the U.S. Embassy to the Israeli capital. However, every president since Bill Clinton has deferred implementing the move.
But with the election of Trump, there is renewed optimism among the pro-Israel community that the relocation to Jerusalem will actually happen.
Recently, Trump strategist and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was a guest on conservative pundit Hugh Hewitt’s radio program.
“That is a very big priority for this president-elect, Donald Trump,” Conway impressed. “He made that very clear during the campaign, and as President-Elect, I’ve heard him repeat it several times privately – if not publicly.”
She says that the incoming president takes his commitment to the Jewish community in the United States and Israel very seriously – and they know it.
Reports out of Israel indicate that Trump’s transition team has already begun the planning stages of moving the embassy — including scouting locations in the capital.
“It’s something that our friends in Israel – our great friend in the Middle East, Israel – would appreciate, and it’s something that a lot of Jewish-Americans also have expressed their preference for that,” Conway shared. “It’s a great move, and it’s an easy thing for him to do, based on how much he talked about – I think – in the debates, out on the stump … why it’s important to do.”
Conway also maintains that the president-elect recognizes that such a move is important for evangelical Christians.
“Evangelical Christians, for example, always have Israel on the top of their list when you ask them what’s most important to them,” Conway pointed out. “People think it’s just marriage, it’s just abortion, it’s just religious liberty. Of course it’s all of that, but it’s also a strong Middle East and protecting Israel.”