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World Israel prepares for opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

11:15  13 may  2018
11:15  13 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Preparations for opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem (Video: US Embassy in Israel ). The embassy opening is expected to further increase tensions in Jerusalem in particular and in the region in general.

Jerusalem is preparing for the opening of the new Embassy of the United States . Trump had unilaterally recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December. He also announced the transfer of the Tel Aviv embassy to Jerusalem .

Members of pro-Islamic NGO IHH and other groups holding Turkish and Palestinian flags stage a rally following Friday prayers in Istanbul, Friday, May 11, 2018 to protest the US decision to relocate its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. The embassy is moving from Tel Aviv in line with President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (AP Photo/Erhan Demirtas) © The Associated Press Members of pro-Islamic NGO IHH and other groups holding Turkish and Palestinian flags stage a rally following Friday prayers in Istanbul, Friday, May 11, 2018 to protest the US decision to relocate its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. The embassy is moving from Tel Aviv in line with President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. (AP Photo/Erhan Demirtas)

JERUSALEM — Israel is preparing a series of festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has ignited Palestinian protests.

A reception on Sunday will include members of a delegation led by President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin.

Dozens of foreign diplomats are expected, though many ambassadors of European nations who oppose the move will skip it.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it in a move not recognized internationally. The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, and view the relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv as a blatantly one-sided move that invalidates the U.S. as a Mideast peace broker.

Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, second country to follow U.S. lead .
Paraguay opened its Israel embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv. Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the inauguration ceremony. The United States relocated its embassy to Jerusalem a week ago, drawing Palestinian anger. It was followed by Guatemala on Wednesday.

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