David Friedman, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to serve as ambassador to Israel, may not move the US embassy to Jerusalem as he previously promised, reports The Algemeiner, based on Hebrew-language television reporting.
Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, is said to be in favor of the plan, and Trump himself believes that it would fulfill his campaign promise.
Last month, when news of his appointment as the US ambassador to Israel first broke, Friedman said “I intend to work tirelessly to strengthen the unbreakable bond between our two countries and advance the cause of peace within the region, and look forward to doing this from the US embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.”
Trump himself promised to move the embassy to Jerusalem “very quickly” in March of last year. If he fails to do so, he’d join the past three presidents in neglecting this promise that seems made to be broken.