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US embassy opens in Jerusalem


[5/14/2018 11:39:55 AM]

AMMONNEWS - In a controversial move, the United States officially opened its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday at a ceremony during which President Donald Trump said in video remarks that Washington remained committed to reaching a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.

Trump's announcement on December 6, 2017, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving his country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem drew angry reactions from the Palestinians and the world at large.

A plaque and seal were unveiled at the official opening ceremony at the embassy in the presence of US officials.

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