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.”