Trump: 'I haven't forgotten my promise about Jerusalem'


President-elect Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Trump Tower in September 2016. Credit: GPO.

( At a pre-inauguration event in Washington, D.C., President-elect Donald Trump said he has not forgotten about his promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

"Of course I remember what I told you about Jerusalem,” Trump told a reporter from Israel Hayom, referring to his promise about the embassy. “Of course I didn't forget. And you know I'm not a person who breaks promises.”

When asked about current events in Israel, Trump replied, "I can't wait to start working with Israel. This weekend, relations between us officially begin."

Moving the embassy, which would carry out a U.S. law passed by Congress in 1995, has been a campaign promise by Trump and more recently one of the policies discussed by his transition team ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration.

Close Trump aide Kellyanne Conway, who was one of the chief architects of Trump's election victory, told Israel Hayom, "Of course we support it (the embassy move). I think we need to do it tomorrow."

Posted on January 19, 2017 .