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Scoop: U.S. to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem May 14

Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Vice President Mike Pence and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during Pence's visit to Israel last month. Photo: Lior Mizrahi / Getty Images

The U.S. embassy will move to Jerusalem on May 14th — the day Israel declared its independence in 1948 and the day President Harry Truman recognized the state of Israel, Israeli officials told me. The White House isn't commenting, but a U.S. official confirmed the plans.

The bottom line: That's a lot sooner than expected. During his visit to Israel last month, Vice President Mike Pence said only that the embassy would move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019.