The Hill: Trump won't attend opening of new US Embassy in Jerusalem

The Hill: Trump won't attend opening of new US Embassy in Jerusalem

Trump announced the move in December 2017, saying he was making good on United States legislation and presidential pledges, dating back decades, to support Israel's designation of Jerusalem as its capital.

"This is not a dream".

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was seen installing the first directional sign to assist persons looking for the new US Embassy, which is locating to Jerusalem.

The global community considers the annexation illegal and considers east Jerusalem as occupied territory.

The competition took place just kilometers away from the besieged Gaza Strip where Israeli forces killed 45 Palestinians and injured about 7,000 others during the "Great March of Return" protests, which began on March 30. The new embassy has been build at a very short notice - spread over several months and costs far less than the over Dollars 1 billion as was initially proposed, according to previous statements of Trump.

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Friedman, who owns a home in Jerusalem, will "continue to divide his time between his official residence in Herzliya and a residence in Jerusalem during the initial phases of the embassy move, as this is a multi-year process", the official said.

Trump's move was met with widespread protests in most countries in the world, except Israel and regional USA allies.

The status of Jerusalem is among the most contentious in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Trump had left the door open to personally attending the embassy opening.

U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka and her husband and Trump's senior advisor, Jared Kushner, will attend the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

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Trump sparked global outcry when he unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and vowed to relocate Washington's embassy to the city.

Earlier, US Embassy road signs were erected in Jerusalem on Monday a week before Washington was due to relocate its mission, a move that has infuriated the Arab and Muslim worlds.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales has said his country's embassy will move to Jerusalem on May 16.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in April "at least half a dozen" countries were now "seriously discussing" following the USA lead, though he did not identify them.

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