Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Mixed reaction in R.I. on U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

May 15, 2018 Providence Journal

Rhode Islanders were as divided as the rest of the nation on whether the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem on Monday was the fulfillment of a long-delayed promise or a blunder that takes the country out of the peace process. Nina Tannenwald, director of the international relations program, said the move "removes any pretense that the United States is a neutral arbiter in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process" and "reflects the policy preference of two of Trump's biggest donors, billionaire Jewish Republicans Sheldon Adelson and Bernard Marcus."

Mixed reaction in R.I. on U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem (comments by Nina Tannenwald) – Providence Journal