JUST IN: President Donald Trump has just made an announcement that has Muslims everywhere outraged.
Mad World News reported that Trump’s White House has finally confirmed that the U.S. Embassy will officially open in Jerusalem in May, sealing his declaration that the city is indeed Israel’s capital.
“We’re planning to open the new US Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May,” the US official told the Jerusalem Post. “The Embassy opening will coincide with Israel’s 70th anniversary.”
“The Embassy will initially be located in Arnona, on a compound that currently houses the consular operations of Consulate General Jerusalem,” he continued. “At least initially, it will consist of the Ambassador and a small team.”
This was confirmed by Transport Minister Israel Katz, who thanked the president for his monumental “gift” to the Jewish nation, which undeniably strengthens Israel’s bond with the U.S.
“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. There is no greater gift than that! The most just and correct move. Thanks friend!” Katz tweeted 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. There is no greater gift than that! The most just and correct move. Thanks friend!
— ישראל כץ Israel Katz (@Israel_katz) February 23, 2018
The official move is set to take place in May 2018 in correlation with Israel’s 70th Independence Day, marking a double historical event in the tiny Jewish state’s extensive and rich heritage. This move to finally acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital establishes President Trump as perhaps the most pro-Israel president America has ever had. Trump praised this decision while speaking in Washington on Friday.
“I said, ‘I have to do it, because its the right thing to do,’” Trump said of his conversations with world leaders leading up to the decision. “The campaign against it was so incredible. But you know what, the campaign for it was also incredible.”
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