The mayor of Jerusalem says that he is optimistic that once Donald J. Trump becomes president, the United States will quickly move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to his contested ancient city, a step every other American administration has resisted to the annoyance of many Israeli Jews.
In an interview while visiting New York, the mayor, Nir Barkat, extolled Mr. Trump’s campaign pledge to relocate the embassy and said he thought it would happen “sooner rather than later.”
The embassy’s location is one of the most diplomatically vexing issues in the American-Israeli relationship. While Israel regards Jerusalem as its capital, the official position of most countries is that Jerusalem’s status must be determined through negotiations as part of a broader agreement between Israel and its Palestinian neighbors.
The Palestinians have said they view East Jerusalem, territory Israel captured from Jordan during the 1967 war, as the capital of their future state. The official Israeli position is that the whole city, including the territory Israel later annexed, is its eternal, undivided capital.
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