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In Jerusalem the ceremony of the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Israel, reports Fox News.
The head of the White house Donald trump at the event was not present and conveyed greetings by video. He noted that the decision to move the Embassy to Jerusalem does not provide for the new boundaries. At the same time the recognition of capital means that in the Arab-Israeli conflict, Washington has sided with the Jewish state.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision the right of the United States and thanked the American leader for his support.
The ceremony was attended by the daughter of the President of the United States Ivanka trump and her husband Jared Kushner.
The moving the us Embassy from tel Aviv strained relations between Palestine and Israel. In late March, a peaceful protest on the Gaza border escalated into riots and clashes of protesters with Israeli troops. The action was timed to the day of Nakba — Exodus from the territory, where in 1948 was created the state of Israel. Killed at least 10 Palestinians. Adds Fox News, may 14, in connection with the transfer of the American Embassy, the protests have hardened.
Donald trump has announced the relocation of the Embassy on 6 December 2017. This caused a strong reaction in the international community. In particular, the Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel stated that the status of Jerusalem should be resolved through dialogue between Israel and Palestine.
Video, photo All from Russia.