U.S. plans to open embassy in Jerusalem in May

Posted February 24, 2018

"Because of such decisions, the U.S. has become part of the problem and therefore can't be part of any solution".

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas delivered a rare address to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, calling for an worldwide conference to be held later this year to launch a new, wider Middle East peace process and pave the way to Palestinian statehood.

Palestinians want East Jerusalem to be the capital of their future state.

The Hamas terrorist organization, which rules Gaza, also condemned the American decision. Both officials said they didn't expect it to go anywhere. "Nor will it change anything in the city".

State Department lawyers, meanwhile, were examining whether it is legal to accept private donations to fund a diplomatic mission, following a proposal by Las Vegas casino magnate and pro-Israel hawk Sheldon Adelson to pay for the new embassy.

Israel follows the Jewish lunar calendar, so this year's official independence celebration falls on April 19. According to Channel 10 and Hadashot news, a ribbon-cutting ceremony could be held on May 14 to honor that date.

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The U.S. ambassador to Israel has been fielding numerous offers from Jewish donors who have voiced a willingness to give funds for the new building.

"As we have stated before and is now abundantly clear by the decision to move its embassy in direct violation of UN Security Council Resolution 478, President Trump and his team have disqualified the U.S. from being part of the solution between Israelis and Palestinians; rather, the world now sees that they are part of the problem".

The United States will relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in May, coinciding with Israel's celebration of the 70th anniversary of its independence, USA officials said Friday. He said foreign countries put pressure on him not to move the embassy and begged him, "Don't do it, don't do it". "It's the right thing to do".

Earlier on Friday President Donald Trump defended his decision last December to recognize Israel's claim to Jerusalem as its capital, which prompted huge protests across the occupied Palestinian territories, that have left at least 19 Palestinians and Israelis dead.

In December, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly in favor of a nonbinding resolution condemning the move.

Relations between the USA administration and the PA have been strained since Trump's December 6 announcement. Trump administration officials told The Times of Israel that Congress was being notified of the decision Friday.

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