United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel Officially Opened

Israel - The United States of America today May 14, 2018 officially opened its Embassy in Jerusalem.
This was in fulfilment of the promise made to Israel by the United States President Donald J. Trump that he will relocate the United States Embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem and recognise the holy city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
The United States delegation was received by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Official Opening of USA Embassy in Jerusalem
President Trump said in prepared video remarks that the U.S. "finally and officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."  (AP)
"Today we open the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israel,” U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman said at the beginning of the inaugural ceremony, attended by a U.S. delegation from Washington and Israeli leaders.
The historic and epic making event was greeted by fanfare with the son-in-law of the United States President Jerry Kushner, his daughter Ivanka Trump and other cabinet members present in Israel to grace the occasion.
USA Treasury Secretary Munichin and Ivanka Trump

As at today the United States remains the only country in the world that has relocated its Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. In addition, the Israeli Parliament, Judiciary and seat of Government are equally located in Jerusalem.

President Trump Tweeted from the White House saying "it is a big day for Israel".
In the same manner his Israeli counterpart Netanyahu added that it was a “great day for Israel," for the U.S.-Israel alliance and for peace. 
"We are in Jerusalem and we are here to stay," Netanyahu said.

But Palestinians, who claim east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, vehemently oppose the relocation.

In reaction there has been wild protests in Palestine at the Gaza side of the border in what is termed "March of Return" over the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem with about 30 Palestinians killed by Israeli Security Forces.
President Trump’s recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December outraged Palestinians, who said the United States could no longer serve as an honest broker in any peace process with Israel.
Criticism has trailed this move by the United States of America.

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