Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on Israel

Photo: The White House
By  | 

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence's is heading to Israel following significant policy shifts by the Trump administration.

Pence will arrive after President Donald Trump made moves on two key issues that have long been top priorities for Pence: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.

Pence will be holding four days of meetings in Egypt, Jordan and Israel. It's the first visit to the region by a top Trump official since the president announced plans in December to designate Jerusalem as the capital and begin the process of moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv, angering Palestinian leaders.

Pence was departing as lawmakers try to avert a potential federal government shutdown at midnight Friday. Senior White House officials say Pence plans to leave Friday evening as scheduled.

AP-WF-01-19-18 0618GMT

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus