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US to Open New Embassy in Jerusalem in May – State Department

  • US to Open New Embassy in Jerusalem in May – State Department
    Washington is planning to open a new Embassy in Jerusalem in May, the US State Department has announced. The move, which sparked an outcry when it was announced last December, coincides with Israel’s Independence Day, it adds.

    “In May, the United States plans to open a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. The opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary,”
     the document reads. The new Embassy “will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a modern building that now houses consular operations of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem.”

    “We are excited about taking this historic step, and look forward with anticipation to the May opening,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert noted. The document also says that a new extension will be added to that building in 2019, to provide office space for the ambassador while a permanent home for the embassy is found.

    “In parallel, we have started the search for a site for our permanent embassy to Israel, the planning and construction of which will be a longer-term undertaking.”

    Earlier on Friday President Donald Trump defended his decision last December to recognize Israel’s claim to Jerusalem as its capital, which prompted huge protests across the occupied Palestinian territories, that have left estimated 19 Palestinians dead.

    Trump said many previous presidents had made the move an election promise but failed to fulfill it. “But I get it,” he said. “I was hit by more countries, more pressure, begging me ’don’t do it, don’t do it!’. So I get it.”

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the news as: “a great day for the people of Israel.” But Palestine Liberation Organisation Secretary-General Saeb Erekat countered that view.

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Revelation 2:9 – …. and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.


February 24, 2018 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , ,

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