USA to open Jerusalem embassy in May

24 February, 2018, 04:58 | Author: Andrea Terry
  • Opening Day for High-Speed Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Train 'On Hold' Till Fall 2018

The donor offered funding for the embassy at about the same time that the president announced in December that the embassy would move to Jerusalem and that the United States would officially recognize that city as Israel's capital.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed off on the security plan for the new embassy on Thursday.

The date was chosen to coincide with 70th anniversary of Israel's independence.

"The American administration's decisions to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and choose the Palestinian people's Nakba as the date for this step is a blatant violation of global law", senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Saeb Erekat told AFP.

"By the end of next year, we intend to open a new Embassy Jerusalem annex on the Arnona compound that will provide the Ambassador and his team with expanded interim office space", Nauert added.

Under any circumstance, letting private citizens cover the costs of an official government building would mark a significant departure from historical US practice.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Friday's USA announcement as "a great day for the people of Israel".


Nakba ("catastrophe" in Arabic) is the word used by Palestinians to describe the establishment of Israel in 1948.

In the Jerusalem case, it would add yet another layer of controversy to Trump's politically charged decision to move the embassy, given Adelson's longstanding affiliation with right-wing Israeli politics.

Israel follows the Jewish lunar calendar, so this year's official independence celebration falls on April 19. He said that ultimately, his administration "did the right thing".

In December, shortly after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Tillerson told reporters the process would likely take more than a year.

"The American administration's decisions to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and choose the Palestinian people's Naqba as the date for this step is a blatant violation of worldwide law", PLO number two Saeb Erekat told AFP.

Denouncing the decision as "provocative to the feelings of all Arabs and Muslims", Erekat pointed out that the USA administration's date for moving the embassy to Jerusalem coincided with the Nakba anniversary. The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, told Trump: "May your house be destroyed".

Trump's proclamation shocked the Palestinian leadership, which responded by rejecting the United States as a peace broker, a position it had held for years.

Recommended:

  • Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

    Bruce McArthur now charged with murders of six men: Toronto police

    May 2016 - July 2017 - Police believe Dean Lisowick, 43 or 44, of no fixed address, was killed by McArthur during this time span. Police identified the sixth suspected victim as Skandaraj Navaratnam, who disappeared in Toronto on Labour Day weekend in 2010.
    Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency

    Ex-Cyclone Gita: Christchurch declares state of emergency

    Cyclone Gita now making landfall in New Zealand's South Island Cyclone Gita is making landfall in the upper NW South Island. On Feb. 20, there was a state of emergency declared in the Buller, Grey, Westland, Nelson/Tasman and Christchurch regions.
    Apple fixes scary Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

    Apple fixes scary Telugu bug that crashes iPhones

    The iOS version additionally mentions "Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories". On its website, updates are titled iOS 11.2.6, watchOS 4.2.3, tvOS 11.2.6, and High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update.
  • Russia Admits to 'Dozens' of Casualties in Syria Clashes

    Russia Admits to 'Dozens' of Casualties in Syria Clashes

    Private military company "Wagner" - Russian illegal private military structure. The ministry had formerly admitted five Russian nationals were killed.
    Omarosa Says She Left Hillary Clinton's Campaign After Being 'Used and Abused'

    Omarosa Says She Left Hillary Clinton's Campaign After Being 'Used and Abused'

    Omarosa Manigault Newman is adamant she's not one to sleep her way to the top - but others in the White House might be. The group of four, however, was more like two power couples, with Ross and Marissa being a tight pair.
    Facebook to confirm election ad IDs by sending postcards

    Facebook to confirm election ad IDs by sending postcards

    More information also alleged how Russians impose pro-Trump activities and political rallies on real Americans while pretending to be Americans.
  • U.S.  will not certify Iran nuclear deal: Pence

    U.S. will not certify Iran nuclear deal: Pence

    Speaking at the Chatham House think tank in London, he continued: "If we lose the JCPOA, we will face another nuclear crisis ". Now it seems Iranian officials believe the deal was also a failure for them.
    'Black Panther' is action-packed and thought-provoking

    'Black Panther' is action-packed and thought-provoking

    Black Panther feels more like a pent-up cultural movement than your average installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe . Black Panther had helped the Fantastic Four on several other occasions fighting villains like Doctor Doom and Psycho-Man.

    The Amazing Camera Work Involved in the SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch

    SpaceX had planned to launch two demonstration satellites into space Saturday from Vandenberg, but then it rescheduled for Sunday. SpaceX is planning to use a giant net - one so enormous that it takes up the majority of a high-speed watercraft named Mr.
  • Marit Bjoergen, American women make history at Olympics

    Marit Bjoergen, American women make history at Olympics

    They're going to be following in our footsteps and showing up here in the next Olympic Games. A team of Russians took silver while the French won bronze .
    Fears grow of a Syria-Turkey conflict

    Fears grow of a Syria-Turkey conflict

    The YPG has officially denied that they have agreed to Syrian troops entering the region, according to Kurdish outlet Rudaw. Syrian state TV reported that rebels fired dozens of mortar rounds and rockets at Damascus, wounding eight people.
    Sally Field Pushing Her Son To Date Adam Rippon

    Sally Field Pushing Her Son To Date Adam Rippon

    After the Opening Ceremony at the Games, Rippon appeared in a photo posted to Instagram by slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy. Greisman shared a text message between him and Field about Rippon and his mom said , "Sam... he's insanely pretty".


Popular

Vikas Khanna Taught Justin Trudeau & His Family How To Roll Rotis
He also posted a picture of him along with Trudeau and Ella-Grace during his visit to Canada in April 2015. Sidhu was shot at twice on a road and survived, but was later assassinated in India.

Here are the Android Phones Google Recommends for Enterprise Customers
The Oreo update was supposed to arrive in February but it's still a chimera for the majority of regular users. LG is also guaranteeing security patches for the phones will be delivered within 90 days from each other .

Apple reportedly releasing new AirPods 'as soon as this year'
Apple also already reportedly has a subsequent model in the design stages for 2019, which would add water resistance. What does not appear to be planned are a pair of AirPods that block outside noise or fit in my tiny, tiny ear canals.

Walmart takes bruises from Amazon but numbers still up
If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & worldwide copyright law. Opus Point Partners Management Llc bought 5,742 shares as the company's stock declined 25.28% while stock markets rallied.

International Mother Language Day
For PanSALB, a day is not enough to celebrate our diversity of languages, especially in a country that has 11 official languages. For students, it suggests - observe how many mother languages your fellow classmates can speak.

The Purge Continues: Rays Deal Souza To Diamondbacks
Of the prospects involved in the trade, the left-handed Banda was ranked seventh on the Diamondbacks by ESPN's Keith Law. To make room for Drury on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated outfielder Jabari Blash for assignment.

Syria: Turkey Hit Afrin with Chemical Projectiles
It comes amid a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militia fighters in Afrin that began last month. However, the term is usually used for the terrorists who were killed in the operations.

Jennifer Aniston reconnects with Gerard Butler?
Now Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux will have to figure out how to split their assets and move on with their lives. Supposedly, Justin was more and more focused on yourself and your career, while Jennifer was like to appear in public.

Pogba an illness doubt for Sevilla tie
Where that leaves Pogba's future at Old Trafford is anyone's guess for the moment, although the Daily Star says he won't be offloaded to Real Madrid .

Chinese officials condemn Franklin Institute after terracotta warrior thumb theft
Wu also "strongly condemned" the Franklin Institute for not looking after the statues, according to CCTV. Another group of 10 terracotta warriors are now on display at the World Museum in Liverpool.