Netanyahu's office pushes back against Fox News 'lie'
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office is pushing back against a Fox News correspondent's claim that the prime minister told President Trump not to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem right now. 

"The things published on Fox New are a lie," the prime minister's office said in a statement Monday, according go the Jerusalem Post.

Netanyahu's office released quotes from summaries of the prime minister's meetings with Trump to back up its side. 


During a lunch meeting at the White House, according to an excerpt of that transcript, Netanyahu "was asked about the embassy and explained [that moving it] would not lead to bloodshed in the region, as some were trying to intimidate [President Trump] into believing.”

Earlier Monday, a correspondent from Fox News tweeted that Netanyahu told Trump not to move the embassy at this time. 

In a statement Sunday, Netanyahu said moving the embassy would "not only not harm the peace process, rather the opposite," according to The Washington Post.

"It would advance it by amending a historic wrong and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem isn’t the capital of Israel," he said in a statement.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday the president is being "careful" in assessing whether to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Netanyahu again on Monday called on Trump to move the embassy.