Ivanka Trump, Steven Mnuchin officially open US embassy in Jerusalem

Updated:6 months, 1 week ago IST

Jerusalem (Israel), May 14 (ANI): The United States officially opened its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Monday fulfilling a pledge by President Donald Trump who has recognized the holy city as the Israeli capital. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and adviser to US President, Ivanka Trump unveiled the plaque at the new US Embassy. Trump's recognition of contested Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December outraged Palestinians, who said the United States could no longer serve as an honest broker in any peace process with Israel. Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of a state they want to establish in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

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