US Set To Officially Open Its Israeli Embassy In Jerusalem

Israelis wave their national flags during a march next to the Western Wall

The Old City in east Jerusalem is home to key holy sites sacred to Jews, Christians and Muslims. David Friedman would preside over the dedication ceremony. They were there to celebrate Jerusalem Day, which started on Saturday evening.

In 1995, Congress passed a law mandating the move of the US embassy to Jerusalem, a law that had the support of both parties. In 1980, Israel declared Jerusalem its "complete and united" capital. Those protests are to climax Monday, with tens of thousands of people expected to gather along the Israeli border in an event timed to coincide with the U.S. Embassy move. The decision in December to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv to contested Jerusalem has ignited months of protests in the Palestinian territories and across the region.

Nationalist Israelis view the day as a holiday marking the unification of the city under Israeli control.

Israel seized East Jerusalem, together with the rest of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Middle East war.

The Palestine Liberation Organisation has decried Washington's embassy move as a "provocation to all Arabs", and the opening falls on May 14 which this year marks 70 years since Israel's declaration of independence - which Palestinians call Naqba, their "day of catastrophe".

A sign on a bridge leading to the US Embassy compound ahead the official opening in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Given all of the Trump administration's big foreign-policy announcements in recent weeks, the official move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday has seemingly flown under the radar.

Hamas is pledging to increase the already violent "demonstrations" going on in Gaza in protest against the opening of the US embassy. "I think it shows you that the President is absolutely doing the right thing here", Coates said of the embassy move.

More news: Eyes trained on Gulf as storms develop near Florida

But the embassy move has its opponents.

Ayman Odeh, the head of the Joint List of Arab-dominated parties in the national legislature of Israel, tweeted, "There's nothing festive about transferring the embassy".

The official opening of the United States embassy, which will take place at 1pm local time (10:00 GMT) will be attended by an American delegation, which includes Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, who is also an adviser to the president. Sullivan spoke strongly in support of the embassy switch Sunday night.

Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner will preside over the embassy ceremony on Monday. "In addition, the Central Command will also receive additional combat battalions and intelligence collection teams as reinforcement", announced the army on Sunday. President Trump's bold decision, fulfilled this week, will go down in history along with his predecessor President Truman's early recognition of the Jewish State of Israel. These are considered illegal under global law, although Israel disputes this.

And Jerusalem premier league football club Beitar Jerusalem said it was renaming itself "Beitar Trump Jerusalem". In addition, a square near the Jerusalem compound will be named in Trump's honor.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Trump was fulfilling a key campaign promise by moving the embassy. Many have been killed on the Palestinian side while several more were injured.

The Review-Journal is owned by Sheldon and Miriam Adelson.

Related News:

  • Andrew McCutchen Returns To PNC Park This Weekend

    Andrew McCutchen Returns To PNC Park This Weekend

    In 673 games, McCutchen hit 92 home runs and stole 92 bases, with a career line of.304/.394/.498 at his old stomping ground. Suárez was lifted after the fourth and became the fifth straight Giants starter who failed to pitch into the sixth inning.
    Longtime NFL Coach Knox Dies at 86

    Longtime NFL Coach Knox Dies at 86

    Knox left the Bills after the 1982 season after failing to come to terms on a new deal with Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson. According to the Seahawks, Knox spent the past few years battling dementia, and he was in hospice care when he died.
    Rouhani: Members of nuclear deal should compensate United States  withdrawal from JCPOA

    Rouhani: Members of nuclear deal should compensate United States withdrawal from JCPOA

    Donald Trump pulled America out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, reimposing sanctions on the regime and delivering on an election campaign promise.
  • Cowboys DT Maliek Collins suffers broken foot in OTAs

    Cowboys DT Maliek Collins suffers broken foot in OTAs

    Primarily a backup throughout his career, McClain recorded a career-high 39 tackles and 2.5 sacks while starting 15 games in 2016. The Cowboys did not draft a defensive tackle, but did acquire one during the draft by trading for Oakland's Jihad Ward.
    Levante v Barcelona - story of the match

    Levante v Barcelona - story of the match

    Another counter just before the hour ended with another crisp Bardhi finish, as Barca were now staring at a four-goal deficit. No side have gone an entire Spanish top-flight season unbeaten since the 1930s when there were only 18 games in a season.
    Fears for pilot and seven-year-old boy after light aircraft crashes

    Fears for pilot and seven-year-old boy after light aircraft crashes

    Mr Slattery said the sound of planes taking off and landing wasn't unusual in the area, and the noise he heard wasn't dissimilar. The crashed aircraft was found approximately 2 kilometres from the Clonbullogue Airfield they had departed from earlier.
  • Premier League Wraps Up

    Premier League Wraps Up

    It's a hard season for all of us with players coming back late from the World Cup , but that's the same for everyone. If 73 is good enough to get us into the Champions League that is a big number as well.
    Europe opposes US' role as a economic policeman

    Europe opposes US' role as a economic policeman

    Japan was a first - and fast - mover on reducing Iranian oil imports in 2012, after the United States tightened sanctions. He may encourage Saudi Arabia to jack up production to replace any loss in Iranian exports triggered by the sanctions.
    Ms. Marvel Might Be Coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Ms. Marvel Might Be Coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

    Directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, the film stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, Jude Law as Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. It could also be the launching pad for the next big MCU event as it will introduce the alien race known as the Skrulls.
  • USA  embassy in Israel to be moved to Jerusalem

    USA embassy in Israel to be moved to Jerusalem

    The death brings to 54 the number of Palestinians killed since protests broke out along the border with Israel on March 30. The protest is to culminate weeks of border marches aimed at breaking a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade .
    Salah beats De Bruyne to Premier League's Player of the Season award

    Salah beats De Bruyne to Premier League's Player of the Season award

    If Liverpool do move for the Stoke keeper it will be a unusual decision as he is not clearly better than the German. either way I expect Karius to start 2018/19 season with the gloves.
    'SNL' Cast's Moms Critique Trump Jokes in Mothers Day-Themed Cold Open

    'SNL' Cast's Moms Critique Trump Jokes in Mothers Day-Themed Cold Open

    Amy Schumer also made an appearance and spoke a monologue where she urged mothers to raise their boys to be nicer. Colin Jost's mother said she thinks Alec Baldwin does a great Trump impression but thinks it is too mean.


Most liked

Motorola working on a foldable smartphone, files a patent for the device
Just a few months ago, the smartphone community was stunned when Microsoft's patents outlining a foldable mobile device emerged. This will be materialized by 2019 with the foldable smartphone to be released in 2018 to be named Andromeda CShell.

Gerrard explains decision to take Rangers role
Working with numerous promising young players in the Liverpool academy, Gerrard made it clear that he has "had a magnificent time at the Academy".

Tesla slams into fire truck stopped at red light in Utah
Police in South Jordan, Utah are investigating if a Tesla Model S crashed into a fire truck while running on autopilot. NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said he didn't know whether the agency would get involved with the crash.

Trevor Story bashes the Brewers in Rockies shutout victory
With Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to his promotion, Peralta posted a 3.63 ERA with a 46/17 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings. Adam Ottavino and Wade Davis each pitched scoreless innings to close out the win for the Rockies .

5-year-old seriously injured after bear attack near Grand Junction
Kimberly's father, Duane Cyr, told ABC News that his daughter was with her mother in the hospital and would be fine. Residents in the area are asked to secure trash, keep pet food inside, and report any bear sightings immediately.

Sanders scolded staff for leak of White House official's 'dying' McCain comment
And House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke out, saying: "Look, John McCain's a hero". Sanders is refusing to otherwise weigh in on the comments or condemn them.

France condemns U.S. move to re-impose Iran sanctions
The telephone call covered other global issues with Mrs May congratulating the USA president on the safe return of three Americans who had been held in prison in North Korea.

Manchester United fans have mixed feelings on Marcus Rashford's performance vs Watford
This saw Heurelho Gomes , Gerard Deulofeu and Richarlison come in for Orestis Karnezis , Étienne Capoue and Troy Deeney . His spotting of Mata's run beyond the Watford defence, combined with the execution of his pass, was sublime.

Seven die in Australia's worst shooting for 22 years
The bodies of four children and one adult were discovered inside the home and two adults were found dead outside. West Australian Police Commissioner Chris Dawson says support is being offered to all those involved.

JUST IN: APC postpones LG congress in Imo State
Okorocha lauded the APC National Working Committee led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun for postponing the local government congress. The state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, accused other APC leaders in the state, including Uzodinma, of manipulating the process.

Lethal Weapon Renewed by FOX; Seann William Scott to Replace Clayne Crawford
It seems FOX has made a decision to do the latter, and Seann William Scott has landed his first-ever network series role. Studio Warner Bros. issued a statement declaring Crawford's contract was not picked up for the third season. "We.

Boston Dynamics SpotMini Robot Will Go On Sale In 2019
The robot is able to move around on rough terrain and jump over objects using stereo vision, range sensing and other sensors. Clearly, the company is making progress with its next generation robots and how they can navigate the world.

Days Gone Won't Have An Easy Mode or Any Other Difficulty Options
Have look at two videos showing of gameplay footage for Days Gone . "The game itself is already pretty hard." said Jeff Ross. More importantly, trophy hunters won't have to worry about completing ultra-hard difficulty settings to Platinum the game.

Manchester City broke seven more Premier League records today
Guardiola , 47, also confirmed City goalkeeper Joe Hart will return to the club for talks over his future. Manchester City made their first substitute with Gabriel Jesus replacing Fabian Delph in the 59th minute.

North Korea says it will dismantle nuke test site May 23-25
But despite the optimism of that moment, all efforts to limit North Korea's nuclear program have, to date, failed. Pompeo said he had a "good" conversation with North Koreans and did his best to convey the USA message to them.