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The US Is Reportedly Moving Its Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem In May

According to several reports out Friday, the new embassy will officially open May 14 — just in time for Israel's independence day.
Posted at 1:32 PM, Feb 23, 2018

The U.S. is reportedly planning to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem in just a few months.

According to several reports out Friday, the new embassy will officially open May 14 — just in time for Israel's independence day. Trump administration officials told The Times of Israel that Congress was being notified of the decision Friday.

Last month, senior officials told The New York Times the move could happen as soon as 2019, despite the administration originally planning not to rush the transition.

President Donald Trump decided late last year to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. Embassy there. He had been promising to do so since he was on the campaign trail.