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December 13, 2016 1:49 pm

Kellyanne Conway: US Embassy Move to Jerusalem ‘Very Big Priority for President-Elect Trump’

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The US Embassy in Tel Aviv. Photo: Wiki Commons.

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv. Photo: Wiki Commons.

JNS.org – Moving the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “is a very big priority for President-elect Donald Trump,” his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, told conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt Monday.

The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office did not respond to the comments, but a government official said the Jewish state is generally prepared to discuss any potential matter with the new American administration.

Many US presidential candidates have vowed to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but have not made good on the promise. According to Conway, however, Trump has every intention of doing so.

“He made that very clear during the campaign,” she said. “And as president-elect, I’ve heard him repeat it several times privately, if not publicly.”

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Conway also expressed dismay that moving the embassy had not been pursued sooner.

“It’s something that our friends in Israel, our great friend in the Middle East, Israel, would appreciate,” she said. “It’s something that a lot of Jewish Americans also have expressed their preference for.”

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