US to Open New Embassy in Jerusalem
May 14, 2018
May 13, 2018 May 14, 2018
The U.S. are set to open their new embassy in Jerusalem on the 14 May 2018.
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The relocation date has been accelerated to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence in 1948. The embassy will initially consist of just a few offices inside an existing U.S. facility in Jerusalem, with the bulk of diplomatic staff remaining in Tel Aviv.
Since Trump's recognition, Palestinians have reduced contacts with the United States and declared Washington unfit to mediate in peace negotiations with Israel. Protests are possible in the West Bank.