Secretary of State Rex Tillerson hinted Sunday that Israel may not want the U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem if that could harm peace process prospects, but Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu quickly rejected any such suggestion.
“Israel’s position has been stated many times to the American administration and to the world,” Netanyahu said in a statement, which his office said was in response to Tillerson’s remarks.
“Moving the American embassy to Jerusalem would not harm the peace process,” the prime minister said. “On the contrary, it would advance it by correcting an historical injustice and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel.”
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