U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem for Israel’s 70th anniversary
May 14, 2018 -- The United States will open a new embassy to fulfill President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The new mission will be temporarily housed in American consular offices within a diplomatic compound that was built on disputed territory.
The opening of the embassy will coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, which is preceded by a day that Palestinians
call the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, of their displacement in the 1948-49 Arab-Israel war.