On 22 February 2017, US Vice President Mike Pence addressed the Israeli Knesset. His remarks came amid a Middle East tour that included a visit to Egypt and Jordan. The Palestinian Authority refused to meet with Pence or host him in Bethlehem, as originally planned, following President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. During his address, Pence clarified that the US embassy would be moved to Jerusalem by the end of 2019. In this interview with the BBC World, Jadaliyya Co-Editor, Noura Erakat discusses US policy in the Middle East and the prospects for a diplomatic solution.