What a headline at the ibtimes. - Israel Wants Jews To Pray At Muslim Mosque In Jerusalem: Temple Mount Tensions Grow In Middle East
Below is an excerpt from the State Department 11/09 briefing.
QUESTION: All right. And then just very quickly is specifically one of the things that the President-elect has said when he was a candidate. He said that he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This is something that previous administrations have not done – have resisted, in fact – since --
MR TONER: That’s correct.
QUESTION: And I’m just wondering, can you remind us very briefly why exactly that is? And if you want to do it as a TQ, that’s fine.
MR TONER: Well, sure. And I would prefer to actually get the policy out there as word-for-word as I possibly can. But there is a longstanding, as you note, policy from both sides of the aisle – so to speak – with regard to Jerusalem’s status