The Department of State is proud to announce that the U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem will be dedicated on Monday, May 14. Ambassador David M. Friedman will preside over the dedication ceremony and Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan will lead the Presidential Delegation to the historic opening along with Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, Advisor Ivanka Trump, and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt.
As the President stated on December 6, 2017, the historic opening of the U.S. embassy recognizes the reality that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and the seat of its government. Seventy years ago, the United States, under President Harry S Truman, became the first nation to recognize the State of Israel.
[FULL VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Ivanka Unveils New Embassy; Speeches By Trump, Netanyahu, Rivlin, Jared Kushner & Amb. Freidman]
In a statement to the media, the U.S. State Department said the following:
“Moving our Embassy is not a departure from our strong commitment to facilitate a lasting peace deal; rather it is a necessary condition for it. We are not taking a position on final status issues, including the specific boundaries of Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, nor on the resolution of contested borders.
Consulate General Jerusalem will continue to operate as an independent mission with an unchanged mandate responsible for U.S. relations with the Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority. The United States continues to support the status quo with regard to the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount. The Administration is firmly committed to pursuing a lasting and comprehensive peace between Israel and the Palestinians that promises a brighter future for both.”
Honored to receive plaque dedicating US Square in honor of @realDonaldTrump #USEmbassyJerusalem pic.twitter.com/Hwp02axFUc
— Steven Mnuchin (@stevenmnuchin1) May 14, 2018
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
So nice that the Trumpkopfs again stepped on their moment by selecting a noted racist, islamaphoic, homophoic, Rev Jeffers from texas who said that Yidden must accept Yushka as their savior to avoid burning in gehenom, etc. Of all the evangelicals, he chose the one who symbolizes the vile hatred of this administration. Trump finally does something right but as always, mires his effort with slime like Jeffers.
Ruptly is an extremely biased against Israel news source.
Gadol, you left winger—-I was waiting for Obama to finally do something right, BUT 8 years passed and I didn’t see it (Jerusalem Embassy move, departure from Iran deal, tax help for the middle class)
I guess the PM couldnt find his chidon hatanach/chanuka lighting ceremony/visiting the kosel Yarmulke for the Shehechianu he made today…maybe it’s at the cleaners for Rosh Hashana
To #1, why should he apologize for his religion’s teachings? According to many rishonim his religion is avoda zara, Ishmaelites are evil antagonists, and (according to everyone) homosexuality is toieva. Would you call your religion racist, islamophobic, and homophobic?
and to KATONhador we say ‘we still waiting for ‘pi huason’ aka KATENhador to say something
It’s incredible that they had a female singer singer twice with many rabbanim and frum people in attendance
They could have just as easily gotten a male singer