Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley claims in her new book that in late 2017 then secretary of state Rex Tillerson attempted to thwart the White House’s plan to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Yerushalayim.
Titled “With all Due Respect,” Haley describes the former oil executive and others on the National Security Council were vehemently opposed to President Donald Trump’s plan to relocate the US mission to Israel.
“I supported the move. It was simply common sense,” Haley writes. “Embassies are located in capitals. In virtually every country in the world, the U.S. embassy is located in the host country’s capital city. Israel should be no different.”
“But others in the cabinet and White House disagreed,” she continued. “They argued that moving the embassy would set off violence that would damage the peace process, such that it was … In every meeting of the president’s cabinet and national security advisers, there was a faction that seemed to think they, not the president, should make the final decision when it came to policy.”
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