Washignton – Trump On Anniversary Of Jerusalem Embassy Move Says It’s ‘a Proud Reminder’ Of Strong US-Israel Ties

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    FILE - Steven Munchin, US Secretary of the Treasury, and daughter of President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump,  reveal a dedication plaque at the official opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90Washington – One year after the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump called it “a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel.”

    Trump referenced the anniversary in a tweet Tuesday.

    The Jerusalem municipality marked the date by projecting Israeli and American flags onto the walls of the Old City.

    Some have wondered if the effects of the embassy opening have been minimal or inspired violence like the deadly riots at the Gaza border and this month’s rain of rocket fire by the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups. Critics had predicted the move would lead to an increase in violence in the already tense region.

    The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, wrote in Israel Hayom that the move “places the United States firmly on the right side of history.”

    “Contrary to all the negative predictions, the Jerusalem embassy has been an extraordinary success, advancing peaceful coexistence, bilateral cooperation and cultural exchange between and among Israelis, Palestinians and Americans,” Friedman said in the article published Sunday.

    The Palestinian Authority’s news agency, Wafa, did not share such a positive view. In an article published Tuesday, said that 60 Palestinians had been killed and more than 100 injured due to Israel’s response to protests against the move.

    Only Guatemala has permanently followed suit in moving its embassy to Jerusalem. Paraguay opened an embassy in the city in May, but then closed it and returned to Tel Aviv after a new president was elected.

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    4 COMMENTS

    1. Obama supports a UN vote calling Jerusalem occupied Palestinian territory.
      Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol and moves the embassy there. Now who is the Jew hater?

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