(JNS.org) Donald Trump, the front-runner in the polls for the Republican presidential nomination, said he supports moving the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Such a move would be “very good” to Israel, Trump said in an interview with CBN News, adding, “I am for that a hundred percent.” At a Republican Jewish Coalition event in December, Trump was booed when he stopped short of making the same assertion about the embassy and the status of Jerusalem as Israel's undivided capital.
Trump also called the newly implemented nuclear deal between the P5+1 nations and Iran a “tremendous liability” to Israel that may lead to broad nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.
“I will be very good to Israel,” Trump said. “I will back Israel. We have a president that I think is the worst thing that’s ever happened to Israel, but I’ll be backing it very strongly. They’re our best ally; they’re our best ally in the Middle East. They’ve really been loyal to us—we have not been loyal to them.”