Adelson offers to help Trump administration pay for US Jerusalem embassy


The Trump administration had previously said the move would be next year: "We anticipate having a small version of it open sometime next year", Trump said while meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Davos, Switzerland, in January.

According to the report, the unusual offer came shortly after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. The date is known as Israeli Independence Day to Israelis, and as the Naqba, or catastrophe, to Palestinians.

The new embassy will be located temporarily in a United States consular building in Jerusalem's Arnona neighborhood, the USA official said, while Washington seeks a permanent location.

Sheldon Adelson, a right-wing casino mogul and a major contributor to both Trump and Netanyahu, has reportedly offered to cover at least part of the cost of the new United States embassy building in Jerusalem.

Trump said many previous presidents had made the move an election promise but failed to fulfill it. "But I get it", he said. Palestinian refugees are now scattered across Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and other countries, while many have since settled in refugee camps in Palestine's West Bank and Gaza Strip. Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas delivered a rare address to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, calling for an global conference to be held later this year to launch a new, wider Middle East peace process and pave the way to Palestinian statehood.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas this week travelled to the United Nations to call for an global conference by mid-2018 in which the United States would not have the central mediating role in launching a wider peace process.

But the timing of the move caused tensions between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and US Ambassador David Friedman, CNN reported last month.

In 1948, a new state - "Israel" - was established inside historical Palestine.

One Israeli minister suggested the administration could potentially cut the ribbon and open the embassy on May 14 - Israel's independence day and its 70th anniversary - although in Israel, it will be celebrated on April 19 in the Hebrew calendar.

"The hardest deal to make of any kind is between the Israelis and Palestinians", Mr Trump told reporters Friday at the White House.

Related News:

  • Dow rallies 347 points as stocks close higher for week

    Dow rallies 347 points as stocks close higher for week

    Stocks rallied on Friday as interest rates slipped further from a four-year high, pushing the major indexes higher for the week. Nordstrom's founding family is preparing an offer to take the upscale retailer private, sending shares up 6.5%.
    Vonn says goodbye to Olympic downhill

    Vonn says goodbye to Olympic downhill

    Goggia's gold is the first for Italy in the downhill since Zeno Colo won the men's race at the Oslo Games in 1952. We help each other and encourage each other a lot.
    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Will Fiorentina continue the fight?

    Another 16 goals brought Lorenzo Insigne, 13 goals went from Jose Callejon and 11 from Marek Hamšík. Forecasts Bookmakers consider Napoli as the main favorite - the coefficient for the victory of the hosts is 1.28.
  • Stop using Instant Pot Gem 65 due to melting — ALERT

    Stop using Instant Pot Gem 65 due to melting — ALERT

    The comments have been turned off after five comments were posted, but the post has been shared over 250 times. People should immediately stop using the product if one of those codes matches the unit.
    West Brom's taxi four escape police charges

    West Brom's taxi four escape police charges

    A Spanish court has decided not to pursue a case against the four West Brom players accused of stealing a taxi in Barcelona . Questions are being asked about the wisdom of the struggling squad taking a three-night bonding break to Barcelona.

    3 Entertaining Ways to Improve Your Business Skills over the Coming Weeks

    In both games and business meetings you may feel everything from frustration to elation, but the trick is to keep is all hidden. Play Poker While millions of people around the world may play poker solely for fun, you can also play to up your business game.
  • Bills make huge trade, land Josh Rosen in new CBS mock draft

    Bills make huge trade, land Josh Rosen in new CBS mock draft

    The Bills most notably lack depth at linebacker, and drafting a player like Roquan Smith or Tremaine Edmunds would certainly help. Even better is Brown has been often considered the top offensive tackle prospect in this draft by many.
    Steve Jobs' typo-laden CV set to fetch £35800 at auction

    Steve Jobs' typo-laden CV set to fetch £35800 at auction

    It lists his name as " Steven jobs " and his address as "reed college", the OR college he attended briefly. In 1976 Jobs and Wozniak formed Apple in the garage of Jobs's home on Crist Drive in Los Altos.
    Here's how you can leave a message for Billy Graham's family

    Here's how you can leave a message for Billy Graham's family

    I was disappointed to read The Daily Tar Heel online this week and see no mention of the Reverend Billy Graham's passing. Billy Graham chose one of his favorite Scripture verses from the Bible to be placed on his grave marker.
  • Federal investigation documents list former Cyclone player

    Federal investigation documents list former Cyclone player

    Former Seton Hall assistant coach Tiny Morton allegedly received a $9,500 loan from ASM Sports , which is no longer in business. At the moment, that's unclear. "This could end up casting a pall over the NCAA tournament because of eligibility issues".
    Advisory warns of

    Advisory warns of "exceptionally cold weather" for Ireland

    The Met Office website reads: "Showers or longer periods of snow will affect eastern parts of the United Kingdom during Tuesday". For the rest of the week, temperatures will remain cold but will rise above freezing for the rest of the week.
    United States of America  edges Canada en route to gold medal

    United States of America edges Canada en route to gold medal

    She told the publication afterwards the medal could be a consolation after they'd had time to "reflect, but not at the moment". Many of the Team USA athletes took to Twitter to celebrate their win after the game. "I'm really sad for our team ".

Most liked

Antidepressants do work, concludes new study
Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression, according to the World Health Organization. The study examined data from 522 randomized controlled trials testing 21 various antidepressants , TIME reports .

Google announces RCS for business-to-consumer communication
Appropriately, Google will be showcasing its RCS platform capabilities at the MWC starting next week. Google has also been expanding RCS support into other continents over the past year.

Joss Whedon walks away from Batgirl movie
Whedon's last project was finishing off the Justice League movie after Zack Snyder had to pull out due to a family tragedy. He specifically thanked DC president Geoff Johns and Warner Bros.

President Trump may pull Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from California
He segued from comments about the El Salvadoran gang MS-13 into a denunciation of California, CNBC reported . Some cities in California have refused to work with ICE over Trump's crackdown on immigration.

Placing Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)'s Valuation Under Review
Movements above 70 are interpreted as indicating overbought conditions; conversely moves underneath 30 notify oversold conditions. YTD calculations are commonly used by investors and analysts in the assessment of portfolio performance due to their simplicity.

Google Lens Search Comes To More Phones
One of those companies is Snap, which used the new features to create an immersive AR experience in its mobile app, Snapchat. Files Go is a storage manager that will help you free up storage in your device as well as manage all sorts of files easier.

KFC Issues Cheeky Apology for Widespread Chicken Shortage
One described it as "the perfectly pitched apology", while another posted: "KFC" apology in the newspapers. KFC issued a statement to say that the shortage is due to problems with a new delivery company.

Dow Jones, S&P 500 gain led by energy shares; Nasdaq down
Despite Fed's hawkish views, bets in the U. "I think we are set up for an interesting Monday morning". Worries of rising inflation were at the heart of a stock market rout earlier this month.

Allies urge Trump to not go further on gun control measures
He said the shooting rampage "cannot be solved by gun laws alone", drawing jeering whistles from the crowd. Trump has said making schools safer will be a top priority for the administration.

Waterproof AirPods to be released with voice command feature
With the Airpods doing pretty well as of lately, placing them on an similar update cycle as other Apple devices makes ideal sense. Other than that, Apple is also said to be planning on making it easier for users to interact with Siri on the new Airpods .

South Africa's anti-graft watchdog says minister misled parliament
Financial markets roared their approval when Ramaphosa of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was sworn in last week. That is barely in line with population growth and far short of the 3% expansion for 2018 Mr.

Kylie Jenner tweet sends Snapchat share price tumbling
As reported by CNBC based on last Friday's close, the Citi analysts' new price target of $14 would mean at least another 30% drop. The thing is, the way Kylie Jenner's opinion of the latest changes on Snapchat is being portrayed isn't really fair to her.

Dropbox, cloud storage company and tech unicorn, files for IPO
Exact pricing on the shares will arrive in the upcoming weeks from Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, who are leading this IPO. The big question is whether the company will achieve the $10 billion valuation it raised in the private markets.

Rising trend of casino apps
For those who are looking for a specific game, Cherry Rush also includes a description of what games can be found each site. It used to be that if someone wanted to play a casino game they had to find a land based venue.

Bets for upcoming Southampton vs Arsenal fight
Neither Arsene Wenger nor his players could afford themselves to lose another match if they still want to be in the top four. Arsenal is still keeping the dream to be qualified in Champions League after the victory over Manchester on Sunday.