White House: “No Decision Made on Location of US Embassy in Israel”
“If it was already a decision, we wouldn’t be going through this process.”
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at a briefing Monday in Washington DC that no decision has been made on the location for the U.S. Embassy in Israel.
“We are at the early stages in this decision-making process,” Spicer said in response to a question on the issue.
But after two more questions on the same subject, the press secretary finally became slightly exasperated, adding, “If it was already a decision, we wouldn’t be going through this process.”
Political pundit and vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies Jonathan Schanzer commented shortly after the briefing that “recent stories about an expedited embassy move were false. Now U.S. and Israeli officials are apparently discussing in earnest.” He added that “the flood of copy has not matched the trickle of preliminary discussions.”