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Talks begin to move US embassy in Israel

The US embassy in Tel Aviv Credit: AP

The White House is in the early stages of talks to fulfill President Donald Trump's pledge to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Spokesman Sean Spicer said: "We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject."

Washington's embassy is in Tel Aviv, as are most foreign diplomatic posts.

Israel calls Jerusalem its eternal capital, but Palestinians also lay claim to the city as part of an eventual Palestinian state.

Both sides cite biblical, historical and political claims.

A move would likely spark anger in the Arab world.

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