Sources within Trump’s administration told CNN that the president is currently holding talks to announce his final say about the matter. “Trump is in the final stages of a decision to announce the recognition.”
In efforts to condemn speculations that would affect the American-Israeli bonds, the White House said in a statement after the signing that “while President Donald Trump signed the waiver under the Jerusalem Embassy Act and delayed moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, no one should consider this step to be in any way a retreat from the President’s strong support for Israel and for the United States-Israel alliance.”
The White House added that the president is still considering moving the embassy to Jerusalem after “successfully negotiating a deal between Israel and the Palestinians.”
Through announcing Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, Trump will fulfill Israel’s decades-long dream. However, this decision will escalate tensions between the Israeli-American alliance and the Palestinian authority as well as with other Arab nations.
For Ahmed Aboul Gheit, the head of the Arab League, “taking such action is not justified” as it will not “serve peace or stability, but will fuel extremism and resort to violence.”
Aboul Gheit added that this decision will “only benefit one side,” referring to the Israeli government “which is hostile to peace.”