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Mike Pence reschedules Middle East visit for January

Mike Pence reschedules Middle East visit for January

"The vice president looks forward to travelling to Egypt and Israel in January".

But White House officials said any delay in the tax vote might have prevented the vice president from departing Washington on time and complicated a tightly-orchestrated set of meetings in Egypt and Israel. The draft resolution also reiterated the council's view that no country should establish an embassy in Jerusalem and that Jerusalem's status was an issue to be resolved by Israel and the Palestinians, who want eastern Jerusalem to be the capital of a future Palestinian state. The vice president's office had originally planned to leave on Saturday night for Israel but pushed back his departure because of the pending tax bill.

The VP's trip to the Middle East has now been postponed to January 14.

The Palestinian Authority said it was not going to meet with Pence during his trip that was going to include a visit to Bethlehem, Christ's birth place, and a meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas.

According to Reuters news agency, White House officials said that the decision to delay Pence's trip was not related to the criticism over Trump's decision on Jerusalem.

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Then Trump announced on December 6 that his administration had chose to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, breaking with decades of US policy and drawing sharp criticism from allies and adversaries.

Aside from the protests, Palestinian, Muslim and Coptic leaders had cancelled meetings with the vice president, who had already trimmed the trip by three days. In October, Pence's office said the vice president was schedule to make a stop in the occupied West Bank during the visit.

Sissi agreed to still meet with Pence, although his decision to do so was deeply unpopular in Egypt.

Senator John McCain's return home to Arizona to fight cancer has left Republicans with a razor-thin margin to push the legislation over the finishing line. In doing so, senior officials said the protests were not a factor and that the vice president needed to stay in Washington until the tax vote was completed.

Vice President Mike Pence's office on Monday announced it had been made a decision to delay his trip to the Middle East scheduled for Tuesday, to keep him available to cast the tie breaking vote at the Senate on the GOP tax reform bill.

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