White House ‘at very beginning stages of even discussing’ moving embassy
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says about the rumors of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem that “we are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject, CBS’s Mark Knoller reports.
Netanyahu says he’ll lift restrictions on East Jerusalem construction
Netanyahu also tells the security cabinet that he will lift restrictions on the construction of new buildings in areas of Jerusalem over the Green Line, which was a major sticking point with the Obama administration and runs contrary to international law.
Netanyahu to announce major settlement bloc expansion
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he’ll announce major West Bank settlement bloc expansion soon, after coordinating with Washington, Channel 2 reports. The announcement to the security cabinet comes about an hour before Netanyahu is to talk with US President Donald Trump.
Don’t worry about Jordan and Abbas fighting the embassy move, minister says
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz reacts to Abbas’s comments, saying that there’s no cause for concern about the coordination between the PA and Jordan about responding to the US moving its embassy to Jerusalem. The embassy needs to move to Jerusalem, he says, and other countries’ embassies will follow suit.