Jordan's King Abudallah II has apprised United States leaders of the inherent dangers in moving the American embassy from its current Tel Aviv location to Jerusalem, fearing that the move could prompt terrorist activity and further threaten prospects for peace.
The White House said at the time that the question is "not if that move happens, but only when".
During the event, Vice President Mike Pence announced that President Trump "is seriously weighing moving the USA embassy to Jerusalem".
"As President Trump says, 'If the world knows nothing else, let them know this: America stands with Israel".
Shifting the building could be seen as a de facto recognition of Israel's claim over the whole city, including predominantly Palestinian east Jerusalem.
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A report by Channel 2, revealed that senior Israeli officials have said that the Israeli government expects an announcement from President Trump in the coming days, regarding moving the USA embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
If as a forerunner to moving the embassy, Trump formally recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, he is likely to make clear that the recognition is only of west Jerusalem in order to keep the final status of the entire city something to be determined in negotiations.
The vice president also talked about the US -led Iranian nuclear deal, saying the administration is working with Congress "to overcome some of the Iran deal's most glaring problems".
Shaheen also argued the that U.S. government is trying to draw out a path for the region at the expense of Palestinians, while attempting to force new conditions on their leadership before announcing its own plan for the peace process.
Pence, who is to visit Jerusalem next month, said he would address the Israeli parliament during the trip and "bring a message of resolve and commitment to draw the United States and Israel even closer together, and to stand together in defense of all that we hold dear". Most countries have their embassies located in Tel Aviv.