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First signs go up for United States embassy in Jerusalem

First signs go up for United States embassy in Jerusalem First signs go up for United States embassy in Jerusalem
Lisa Bryan | 08 May, 2018, 02:05

Trump announced the move of the embassy to Jerusalem in December, saying that he was making good on U.S. legislation and presidential pledges dating back decades.

The announcement comes one week before the United States embassy opens in Jerusalem on May 14 in accordance with President Donald Trump's December 6 recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

Trump's former Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, announced last year that constructing a new embassy in Jerusalem would take years, and probably won't be done within Trump's first term in office.

The White House announced the official delegation to the opening on Monday, to be led by John Sullivan, deputy secretary of state.

"Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people - and the world is beginning to recognise this fact", he said, adding his thanks to Trump.

Trump made recognizing Jerusalem as the capital a campaign vow, breaking with previous presidents who believed the controversial move would kill any peace negotiations between the Palestinians and the Israelis.


Britain had joined 13 other UNSC member states to vote in favour of a resolution calling for Donald Trump to rescind his declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, showing the depth of global opposition to the move.

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

At the consulate site, mechanical diggers cleared scrubland as workers posted embassy signs along city roads and hung US, Israeli and Jerusalem flags from street lights. The Palestinian leadership and most of the worldwide community consider East Jerusalem as occupied territory and the future capital of a sovereign Palestinian state.

Isolated globally, the Trump administration has gone ahead with its plans to open its embassy in Jerusalem.

Donald Trump had promised to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the United States embassy to the city during his election campaign in 2016.

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