US President Donald Trump is considering moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, US officials say, a move that could reverse decades of American foreign policy and increase tensions in the Middle East.
Trump is mulling over a plan under which he would declare al-Quds the capital of Israel, the US officials said Thursday, deviating from his predecessors who have insisted that it is a matter that must be decided in peace negotiations.
Trump is likely to make an announcement next week after months of intense White House deliberations, said the US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
However, the officials said the plan has yet to be finalized and Trump could still modify parts of it.
“No decision has been made on that matter yet,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Thursday.
Even holding discussions on the issue is a shift from previous administrations, which concluded that such…