In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to State Department employees, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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President Donald Trump is assessing whether moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would help or hurt prospects for clinching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, revealing Trump's criteria for a decision that could reverberate throughout the volatile Middle East.Since taking office, Trump has backed away from his campaign pledge to move the embassy in a gesture to Israel, instead saying he's still studying the issue. But Tillerson linked Trump's deliberations directly to his aspirations for brokering Mideast peace.Trump's decision is being closely watched as the president prepares to depart Friday on his first foreign trip.
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