US Embassy in Jerusalem to open May 2018: Israel Update 

The new US embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence, two Trump administration officials said. The officials said Congress is being notified of the impending move and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed off on the security plan for the new embassy on Thursday. Initially, the embassy will consist of just a few offices inside an existing US facility in Jerusalem. Much of the embassy staff could continue to operate from Tel Aviv during the early stages. More >


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