Israel: Netanyahu extols expedited move of US embassy to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US announcement to bring forward the date of moving its embassy to Jerusalem to mid-May 2018, speaking at his weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday. The embassy move is now set to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel's Independence, celebrated on May 14th. Netanyahu stated: «President Trump has decided to move the United... Еще States Embassy to Jerusalem, the capital of Israel, on the upcoming (Israeli) Independence Day. This is a great moment for the citizens of Israel, it's an historical moment for the State of Israel. We will celebrate it together all of the Israeli citizens. It has historical and long-term implications.» Netanyahu continued with praise and thanks of US President Donald Trump: «In the name of the cabinet and the name of the people I would like to thank President Trump for the leadership and the friendship. President Trump you are a great friend of the State of Israel» Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017, in a live televised address from Washington DC, simultaneously starting the process of relocating the US embassy from Tel Aviv. The announcement sparked a wave of protests throughout the world.

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