White House Press Secretary Jay Carney suddenly revealed that “Jerusalem is and should be the capital of Israel,” despite past press briefings in which he refused to answer the question.
“Jerusalem is and should be the capital of Israel,” Carney said during the press gaggle today according to the pool report. “It is also the case as a matter of policy of the United States … the status of Jerusalem has to be decided by the parties as part of a comprehensive peace agreement. That is the position that George W Bush held and that Bill Clinton held.”
Carney’s statement on Air Force One is an improvement over his performance in a recent press briefing, in which he found himself incapable of using a proper noun when asked to identify the capital of Israel.
“Our position has not changed,” Carney kept repeating in July, despite repeated and loud appeals from reporters to give a straight answer.
Weird what a couple months can do.