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Trump not going to Jerusalem for US embassy opening

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In December, Trump announced the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel\'s capital.

By AFP, Washington
09th-May-2018       
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President Donald Trump will not travel to Israel next week for the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, the White House said Monday, announcing that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan will lead the delegation.
Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, senior White House aide Jared Kushner, will also be part of the US presidential delegation, along with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Donald Trump Set To Announce Iran Sanctions Move That May Kill Nuclear Deal Trump's announcement that a decision was imminent cut short a last-ditch European diplomatic drive to save the accord ahead of what had been a May 12 deadline.
Meanwhile, at least three U.S. Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital.
A Reuters witness saw workmen installing the signs, in English, Hebrew and Arabic, near the south Jerusalem location of a U.S. consulate building that will be repurposed as the embassy when it is officially relocated from Tel Aviv on May 14.
Trump announced the move in December, saying he was making good on U.S. legislation and presidential pledges, dating back decades, to back Israel's designation of Jerusalem as its capital. Other world powers have not done so, sidestepping one of the thorniest disputes between Israel and the Palestinians, and Trump's policy shift drew consternation among some U.S. allies.
The Palestinians want their own state with a capital in East Jerusalem, which Israel captured from Jordanian control in the 1967 war and annexed in a move not recognised abroad."This move is not only illegal but will also thwart the achievement of a just and lasting peace between two sovereign and democratic states on the 1967 borders, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and security," Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said in a statement. The Trump administration has left the diplomatic door open for a possible Palestinian presence in Jerusalem, however.
"By recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and the seat of its government, we're recognizing reality," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a visit to Israel last week.
"I also stress, as President Trump has said in December, the boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem remain subject to negotiations between the parties, and we remain committed to achieving a lasting and comprehensive peace that offers a brighter future for both Israel and the Palestinians."
Street signs in Israel have sometimes fallen victim to political vandalism, with Jews erasing Arabic or Arabs the Hebrew. An Israeli police spokesman played down such prospects for the U.S. embassy signs.

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