Mattis: ‘The Capital of Israel is Tel Aviv’

| January 13, 2017

The Times of Israel reports: WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the Pentagon said Thursday that the United States should continue treating Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital, breaking with Republican members of Congress and intimations the incoming president could fulfill his campaign pledge to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

Asked during his confirmation hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee if he supported the embassy’s relocation, retired Marine Corps general James “Mad Dog” Mattis said, “Right now I stick with the current US policy.”

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source: http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/01/13/trumps-pentagon-pick-james-mattis-capital-israel-tel-aviv/