Mike Pence Promises Support To Israel And Possible American Embassy Move To Jerusalem

By Shawn Rice

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Vice President Mike Pence gave a 20-minute speech at the AIPAC policy conference where he proclaimed his unwavering support for the country. Pence also stated that President Donald Trump’s administration is giving “serious consideration” to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. This indication raises questions over the United States and the political maneuvering in the Middle East.

The embassy promise was a repeated rhetoric of Trump’s campaign speeches, but the administration backed off making the move immediately once it took office. In the time being, the new US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, who is expected to be sworn in this week, is initially expected to live and work out of Jerusalem, according to CNN.

It is great to be back to @AIPAC! And it is my privilege to speak on behalf of a true friend of Israel – @POTUS Donald Trump. #AIPAC2017

— Vice President Pence (@VP) March 27, 2017

While Congress passed a law to move the embassy in 1995, Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all signed waivers to suspend it. The current waiver, signed by Obama, expires June 1, 2017. The Palestine Liberation Organization has said in the past that it will revoke its recognition of Israel if the embassy is moved.

Here are some reactions to Pence’s speech on social media. What did you think of his speech? Do you agree with this administration’s stance regarding Israel and possible move of the American Embassy? Let us know in the comments section.

“Thanks to support of many of you Trump won a historic victory,” Mike Pence tells #AIPAC2017. Not sure numbers support this assertion.

— Nathan Guttman (@nathanguttman) March 27, 2017

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!! https://t.co/Ox6xgZxNDt

— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) March 27, 2017

At AIPAC, Pence is currently doing the thing where he channels his imaginary friend Donald Trump, the traditional Republican politician.

— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) March 27, 2017

Pence is recycling several soundbites he’s used in previous speeches, including to RJC last month. #AIPAC2017

— Eylon A. Levy (@EylonALevy) March 27, 2017

Pence kinda short on any actual policy specifics there….or any specifics about much of anything, really. #AIPAC2017

— Armin Rosen (@ArminRosen) March 27, 2017

.@MikePenceVP Pence #AIPAC speech recap:
Nikki Haley (crowd goes wild)
David Freedman (crowd goes wild)
Security (crowd goes wild)
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— Aviva Klompas (@AvivaKlompas) March 27, 2017

Mike Pence was born to give speeches.

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 27, 2017

The AIPAC policy conference is the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement. Thousands from all 50 states come to participate in “three of the most important days affecting Israel’s Go to the full article.

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