Rubin: Another embassy move would be a surprise

Monday, July 22, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Israeli flag superimposed on U.S. flagA U.S.-born Israeli author and expert on the Middle East is not surprised to see little to no interest among the Democratic presidential candidates to undo one of President Trump's major foreign policy moves.

Axios recently reached out to all of the top-tier 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, and not one of them, including former Vice President Joe Biden, indicated they would move the U.S. embassy back to Tel Aviv if they win the White House next year.

The survey was conducted because many prominent Democrats, including most of the presidential candidates, chastised Trump for moving the embassy in 2017, claiming that it would escalate tensions in the region and wipe out any chance for a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.

David Rubin, the former mayor of the Israeli city of Shiloh, believes the embassy move is an irreversible accomplishment, and he commends the president's "very bold statement supporting Israel having its capital in Jerusalem."

Rubin, David"I'd be very surprised if a Democrat wins," Rubin continues, "but if a Democrat wins in 2020, I would be surprised to see the embassy moved back to Tel Aviv. I believe that what the president has done is a fait accompli; it's not going to be easily undone."

The author recognizes that moving the embassy back would be unpopular on several fronts.

"It would create a bit of a ruckus," he says. "I think that most of the Democrats realize that it is actually a very popular move not just with Trump voters, but also with a lot of Democrats who, after all, are still pro-Israel. And I think Trump was able to tap into what the general public wants." 

Rubin believes moving the embassy back to Tel Aviv is the desire of only a very small percentage of the country.

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