U.S. embassy opens in Jerusalem

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Long promised, the U.S. embassy opened today in Jerusalem.

President Trump said the United States is committed to a “lasting peace” in Israel at the opening ceremony of the US Embassy in Jerusalem.

“We are opening​ ​the embassy many, many years ahead of schedule. As I said in December, our greatest hope is for peace. The U.S. remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement,”​ ​Trump told the gathering of dignitaries in Jerusalem on Monday in a video statement.

“​Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital,” the president said. “Yet ​or many years we failed to acknowledge the obvious, the plain reality that Israel’s capital is Jerusalem​.”​

 

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