Photos: US opens new embassy in Jerusalem

The US on Monday opened its embassy in Jerusalem. US President Donald Trump had announced the decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in December 2018, when he had formally recognised the holy city as the capital of Israel, breaking away from decades of US neutrality on the sensitive issue.  

May 15, 2018, 00:52 AM IST

The US on Monday opened its embassy in Jerusalem. US President Donald Trump had announced the decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in December 2018, when he had formally recognised the holy city as the capital of Israel, breaking away from decades of US neutrality on the sensitive issue.
 

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyah hosts US delegation in Israel.

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White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump ahead of the dedication ceremony of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

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The inauguration ceremony started with the singing of the American anthem and the presentation of colours by US Marines.

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A high-level American delegation that includes Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, senior adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt attended the embassy opening ceremony.

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White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner speaks during the dedication ceremony.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks as US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman sits next to him during the dedication ceremony.

(Photos courtesy - @netanyahu, @IvankaTrump, Reuters)

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