Politics 07-05-2018

​Trump will not go to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem

President Donald Trump will not travel to Israel next week for the inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalemthe White House said Mondayannouncing that Assistant Secretary of State John Sullivan will head the delegation.

Trump's daughter Ivankaher husbandJared Kushnerexecutive adviser on the Middle East will also be part of the presidential delegationalong with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

The US presidentwho in December announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel breaking with his predecessorshad hinted in recent days that he could travel there.

This highly controversial move is scheduled for May 14 coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.

AFP

 
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