Sunday, May 13, 2018

All You Need to Know As The United States Prepares to Open its Embassy in Jerusalem 

The United States will on May 14 become the world’s first nation to have an embassy in Jerusalem.

The US Embassy will be formally relocated from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem—the two cities are about an hour’s drive apart. US President Donald J. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka; son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will be part of the US delegation in attendance at the ceremony. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be present, too.

On December 6, Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The decision is a controversial one.

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