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Source: Reuters

Why is there uproar over the U.S. moving its embassy to Jerusalem?

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The move, which the U.S. State Department called an “historic step,” follows President Donald Trump’s Dec. 6 decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

On Friday, a State Department spokeswoman said that in May the U.S. ambassador and a small staff would begin operating an “interim embassy” from inside a building in the Arnona neighborhood of Jerusalem that currently houses consular operations.

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Source: New York Times

U.S. Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem in May, Marking Israel’s 70th Birthday

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The Trump administration plans to officially move the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May to mark the 70th anniversary of the creation of the state, two American officials said on Friday.

“I would like to congratulate Donald Trump, the President of the US @POTUS on his decision to transfer the US Embassy to our capital on Israel’s 70th Independence Day,” Israel Katz, the minister of transportation and intelligence, wrote on Twitter.

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