Netanyahu thanked Trump for having the courage to keep your promises.
While there was violence on the day of the embassy’s opening, those we talked with here hope it will lead the whole world to accept that Jerusalem is the official capital of Israel.
Israel police have deployed thousands of police officers in Jerusalem for the US embassy relocation ceremony.
A photo tweeted by Lee showed him sitting at a table with senior White House advisors Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, as well as the other GOP senators on the trip, Ted Cruz of Texas, Lindsey Graham of SC, and Dean Heller of Nevada.
Jerusalem “is, in fact, Israel’s eternal capital”, he said during an interview with KSL Newsradio just before the ceremony began.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who was standing at Trump’s side previous year when the president said there were “very fine people” among neo-Nazis marching in Charlottesville and later defended Trump’s handling of the situation.
For Palestinian-Americans, the USA decision to move its embassy has done away with the notion that the U.S.is a neutral observer in the conflict. But the move infuriated Palestinians, who seek the eastern part of the city that Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war as their future capital.
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) says that around 50,000 Gazans are participating in the clashes while claiming that three Gazans were shot while attempting to plant explosive devices at the border fence.
“The United States remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement”, Mr Trump also said in his recorded message.
Speaking with Radio Sputnik news analyst Bob Schlehuber, Soheir Asaad, a lawyer with Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, said that Israel’s continued aggression toward Palestinians is in an effort to change the demographics of Israel and Jerusalem.
It is the home of the Israeli legislature and the Israeli supreme court and Israel’s prime minister and president.
In Istanbul around 2,000 people marched down the main Istiklal Street, carrying banners saying “Jerusalem belongs to Muslims” and “Murderer Israel, get out of Palestine”.
It was a great day, a festive day, a day when reality triumphed-at least for the moment-over the ugly cloud of anti-Semitism that insists Israel must not be treated like every other nation.
The body – known as the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – also urged Israel to initiate an impartial and independent investigation into the use of force against Palestinian demonstrators and ensure that all Palestinians under its effective control, enjoy full rights under the Convention, without discrimination.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas addresses the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on May 14, 2018.
A White House spokesman, Raj Shah, noted that Jeffress has had “strong relationships with many people in the faith community, as well as folks in the [Trump] administration and Republicans on [Capitol] Hill, Democrats as well”.
Trump’s decision this year to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel reversed decades of United States policy and drew criticism from Europe and Washington’s main Arab partners in the middle east.
“I love that Trump tried X-ing out his signature, like he was voiding a check”, Noah said.
“We believe it is possible for both sides to gain more than they give so that all people can live in peace, safe from danger, free from fear, and able to pursue their dreams”, Kushner told the crowd.
“At this time, there are no changes to our current practices regarding place of birth on Consular Reports of Birth Abroad and US Passports”, the department said.
Guests were handed red and blue baseball caps marking the occasion, the U.S. Marines presented their colors and a large video screen featured the American flag and a montage of Israeli and U.S. leaders meeting throughout the years.