US opens its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem

Reuters | Published: 19:22, May 14,2018


US marines take part in the dedication ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.-- Reuters photo

The United States officially opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Monday.

‘Today we open the United States embassy in Jerusalem, Israel,’ US ambassador David Friedman said at the beginning of the inaugural ceremony, attended by a US delegation from Washington and Israeli leaders.

The ceremony to inaugurate the United States' controversial embassy in Jerusalem began after deadly clashes along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel earlier in the day.

The ceremony moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem began with the US national anthem.

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