A top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump has said moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is a major priority.
“That is a very big priority for this president-elect, Donald Trump,” Kellyanne Conway told radio host Hugh Hewitt during his show on Monday, according to Politico.
“It is something that our friend in Israel, a great friend in the Middle East, would appreciate and something that a lot of Jewish Americans have expressed their preference for,” Conway said. “It is a great move. It is an easy move to do based on how much he talked about that in the debates and in the sound bites.”
Congress passed a law mandating the move in 1995 that included a presidential waiver that lapses every six months. Each president since then has exercised the waiver, with President Barack Obama doing so as recently as last week, less than two months before he leaves office.
Earlier this year, Donald Trump spoke about his plans to move the Embassy to Jerusalem if he was elected during a speech.