Missouri governor praises US embassy move to Jerusalem

1 year 10 months 1 week ago Wednesday, December 06 2017 Dec 6, 2017 Wednesday, December 06, 2017 4:26:00 PM CST December 06, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said he's grateful to President Donald Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Missouri's first Jewish governor praised the decision in a Wednesday tweet. He said he also spoke with Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday and congratulated him and the president on the move.

The move breaks with decades of U.S. foreign policy. And the president is defying warnings from global leaders that it would it more difficult to achieve a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians.

Greitens' spokesman Parker Briden on Wednesday didn't immediately provide details on why Greitens supports the move despite concern from some global leaders.

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