Previously, administration officials said the projected move would take three years or more because of the time required to build a new facility.
But according to reports, the State Department has decided to go the quicker and more cost effective route of using an existing consular building located in the neighborhood of Arnona in West Jerusalem.
White House adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, U.S. Ambassador to Israel and former Trump bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman, as well as Mideast negotiator and former Trump lawyer Jason Greenblatt are said to have pushed for the accelerated timeline. (CBS)