Israeli leaders and supporters were alarmed and dismayed by Britain’s reference to Palestinian territories (including East Jerusalem and the Old City) as “occupied” in statements about Prince William’s visit there.
Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner sit next to the Netanyahus at the US Embassy’s opening ceremony
Exactly 70 years after David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s independence, the USA opened its embassy in Jerusalem, thus officially recognising the city as the 3,000 year old capital of the State of Israel.
Speaking to the diplomats, dignitaries, and politicians gathered before the opening, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared, “President Trump is making history… Our people will be eternally grateful for his bold decision.”
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