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Report: Bannon wanted to move embassy, Kushner blocked

A new article published in Vanity Fair in the wake of Steve Bannon's departure from the White House cites "Bannon's allies" as saying that Bannon had "lobbied Trump aggressively to move America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but was blocked by [Jared] Kushner."

"And, according to three Bannon allies, Bannon pushed a tougher line against the Palestinians than Kushner did. In May, when Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited the White House, Bannon stayed home. 'I’m not going to breathe the same air as that terrorist,' Bannon texted a friend."

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