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Perhaps those who expected Trump to be the first president to make good on the promise to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem were kidding themselves.

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The longstanding USA stance is that the site is in Jerusalem, full stop. Any potential move by the US would likely be viewed as provocative to Palestinians, who claim the city as the capital of a future state, and the leaders of the region's Arab nations.

Pax Christi International, together with its member organisations and partners, is deeply concerned about the situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons - especially those who have been on a hunger strike for one month and whose situation is deteriorating. By naming attorney David Friedman, ardent supporter of Israel, as his ambassador to the Jewish state, the president was signaling the foreign-policy establishment that he wouldn't be playing by their rules.

After Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that the US was still conferring with Israelis on whether moving the embassy would help the peace process or be "a distraction", the prime minister's office released multiple statements insisting that Netanyahu encouraged the president to move ahead. "But I think it can be put aside and allow (Trump's) visit to be very fulfilling and I hope very successful".

Trump reached the decision after he was warned that moving the embassy could aggravate his nascent efforts at rebooting the peace process at a time when the U.S. has seen encouraging initial signs from the Israelis and Palestinians. Netanyahu's office said it was astonished by the comment. Although Israel annexed it along with all of Jordanian East Jerusalem, the Palestinians and most of the worldwide community consider it part of the occupied West Bank.

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Israel controls the wall, the nation's top tourist site, and treats it like Israeli territory.

Both Israel and the Palestinians consider Jerusalem to be their capital.

Most foreign nations' embassies, including the US since 1966, are located in Tel Aviv.

Trump's visit comes a week before a deadline for him to exercise a semiannual waiver to postpone action on a congressional decision two decades ago calling for the relocation of the embassy to Jerusalem.

In her Senate confirmation hearing, Haley she "absolutely" supports such a move.

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