Why is Trump sending mixed messages about moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? Probably because Israel is asking him to take a different approach to regional peace. If so, it is likely Netanyahu is asking Trump to wait. There are bigger issues at stake.
"Of course I remember what I told you about Jerusalem. Of course I didn't forget. And you know I'm not a person who breaks promises."
In a sermon on the Temple Mount last Friday, the former Grand Mufti of Jerusalem announced in Allah's name that if the US moves its embassy to Israel's capital city, it will be a "declaration of war on all Muslims."
As President, will Trump have the authority to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish State of Israel. Julian Ku, a Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, says there is no doubt: he will have that authority; and that he just might use it.
During his campaign, President-elect Trump promised to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. And if he does? The PA threatens to make America 'miserable.'