When President Trump makes a move, the world listens. And when the move is as large as this, many will follow.
After Trump announced that he would be moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusaleum, Netanyahu has said that there are several countries who have also considered doing the same.
“We’re now talking to several countries who are seriously considering saying exactly the same thing as the United States and moving their embassies to Jerusalem,” Netanyahu told CNN on Friday, a day after the United Nations voted to oppose Trump’s move.
Netanyahu said Trump’s decision recognizes a “historical truth.”
“Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for 3,000 years from the time of King David. It has been the capital of Israel for 70 years, and it’s about time that the U.S. said, and I’m glad they said, ‘This is the capital and we recognize it’ and I think that’s going to be followed by other countries,” he said.
He did not specify which countries he was referring to, “because I want it to succeed,” he said.
Trump’s decision broke with an international consensus that the status of Jerusalem be decided as party of a peace process. Palestinians also consider Jerusalem as their capital, and Palestinian leaders have condemned the decision.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told French President Emmanuel Macron that the “United States is no longer an honest broker in the peace process.” “We will not accept any plan from the US because of its bias and violation of international law,” he said, according to CNN.