Pence pushes off trip by three days, now set to arrive Wednesday

Pence was expected to address the Knesset on Monday and participate in a Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony at the Western Wall before continuing on to Cairo to meet with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi.

Alyssa Farah, Pence's press secretary, said in a statement that Pence would stay in town to preside over a tax vote because "we are so close to passing pro-growth pro-jobs tax reform for hard working families".

US Vice President Mike Pence's decision to delay his trip to Israel comes amid an outrage in the Arab World over President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Republicans hold a narrow majority in the Senate and are desperate to push through their tax plan - which, if successful, would mark President Donald Trump's only major legislative achievement this year - before the holiday break. The vice president can cast a deciding vote in the case of a tie in the Senate, and Pence has already done so several times this year. Republican Senator John McCain, who is fighting brain cancer, was in hospital on Wednesday.

White House officials said they do not expect to need Pence's vote. At a summit in Turkey on Wednesday, Arab and Muslim leaders "rejected and condemned" Trump's decision and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas suggested he might not cooperate with White House efforts to forge a Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

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She added that Pence "looks forward to having constructive conversations with both Prime Minister Netanyahu and President el-Sisi to reaffirm President Trump's commitment to our partners in the region and to its future".

White House officials said Pence will end his visit to Israel on Friday by meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

Pence was originally schedule to visit Israel first but flipped the order of his trip to now make Cairo his inaugural stop. The decision upended decades of USA foreign policy and countered an worldwide consensus that Jerusalem's status should be decided in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, who claim east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

Trump has set an ambitious goal of brokering Mideast peace and tasked his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner to help lay the groundwork for direct negotiations.

Trump in the declaration also said he would put plans in motion to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city, but the president signed a six-month waiver placing the move on hold.

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