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A flag flutters outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv August 4, 2013. (Photo credit: REUTERS)

Tel Aviv – A US Congressional delegation will visit Israel on Saturday to look into the possibility of relocating the American embassy to Jerusalem.

Local Israeli news agencies said that the delegation was on behalf of the Subcommittee on National Security of the House of Representatives, and it was expected to “closely examine the issue of moving the embassy, both from a practical standpoint as well as from a political standpoint.”

The members of the delegation would include the Chairman of the Subcommittee, Rep. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Dennis Ross.

The Israeli media added that the delegation would “meet with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and other leaders on the issue of Jerusalem, visit potential sites for the location of the embassy and return to the United States with an accurate analysis.”

US President Donald Trump has previously said he would “love” to see the embassy moved from its current location in Tel Aviv.

His comments came during Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, and added: “We’re looking at that very, very strongly, we’re looking at that with great care, and we’ll see what happens.”