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State Department: US Embassy In Jerusalem To Open In May

State Department: US Embassy In Jerusalem To Open In May

Days after Trump declared that Washington had officially recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Rex Tillerson said it was unlikely to happen before 2020. The date has not yet been confirmed by the White House, but an unnamed US official told Reuters that the U.S.is expected to open the embassy in May.

The US schedule for the move appears to have sped up: during his visit to Israel last month, Vice President Mike Pence said that the embassy would move by the end of 2019.

The new USA embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 in celebration of Israel's 70th anniversary, according to Israeli newspaper the Jerusalem Post.

Earlier in the day, hundreds of Palestinians held a fresh rally in the besieged Gaza Strip to express their protest against President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel's capital.

East Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Palestine, an integral part of the territory occupied by Israel since 1967 He said.

However, Goldstein said there were "no formal talks" between the State Department and any private citizen for financing the embassy, and no formal requests made to the State Department for such an arrangement. Officials said any move to build a new embassy in Jerusalem would take several years.

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The State Department continues to scope out sites and architects for the construction of a larger, permanent embassy in Jerusalem.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is reportedly being planned for mid-May. Both claim the city as their capital. He added the campaign against moving the embassy was "incredible", but added the number of people in favor of moving the embassy was also significant.

"There is no greater gift than that!" The U.S. facility will initially accommodate ambassador David Friedman and his staff.

Adelson is a strong supporter of both Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and owns a pro-Netanyahu newspaper in Israel.

The embassy move is expected to complicate efforts to restart peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians - and jeopardise the traditional, if disputed, U.S. role as an "honest broker" in efforts to resolve one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

President Trump's initial announcement in December overturned a long-standing USA policy, and led to near-universal condemnation from the worldwide community.

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