Jerusalemites see relocation of US embassy as important gesture

A cross-section of Jerusalemites expressed cautious optimism that President-elect Donald Trump will finally relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the capital, noting that such a move would make a powerful statement to the world, while conceding it could exacerbate tensions.

As rain and sleet poured down on the city amid high winds on Wednesday afternoon, Adi Bukshpan and Lev Rovinsky, both 26, took refuge in The Coffee Bean on Jaffa Road, where they ate lunch.


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