As the world knows Trump declared on Wednesday that the US now recognizes Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel.
However his State Department still seems wishy washy on just how far they’ll go with this:
“Where Is Jerusalem??”: The @StateDept acknowledges that Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but this what happens when @APDiploWriter asks where Jerusalem is… pic.twitter.com/R45M2OxTX1
— Amichai Stein (@AmichaiStein1) December 8, 2017
So the US recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but the State Department can’t acknowledge that it’s physically located in the country of Israel?
Also, this is the current address of the US consulate in Jerusalem and it makes no mention of Israel:
U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem
18 Agron Road
According to the State Department, this is not going to change.
Look, Trump made clear to the world that Jerusalem is absolutely and unequivocally the capital of Israel. It’s fair to say that it is understood by all and there really is no perception problem with it comes to his statement.
However, the State Department waffling like this makes it sound like it’s not as full a recognition as we were led to believe.