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Mike Pence: U.S. embassy moving to Jerusalem in 2019

Mike Pence.
Mike Pence. Photo: Cheriss May / NurPhoto via Getty Images

In a speech rife with references to the founders of the United States and their reverence for Jews, Pence reminded Israel’s Knesset, “America stands with Israel! … your cause is our cause, your values are our values, and your fight is our fight.” Pence said Trump “righted a 70-year wrong” when he announced the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

One big thing: Pence said moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem will take place next year. That lags behind Israel’s timeline; last week PM Netanyahu said the move would take place this year.