Skip to comments.US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May, officials say
Posted on 03/05/2018 12:23:33 PM PST by SeekAndFind
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring its independence, Trump administration officials said Friday.
A senior State Department official said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson approved a security plan late Thursday for an embassy location to open in Jerusalem.
We are excited about taking this historic step, and look forward with anticipation to the May opening, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement on Friday.
Officials told Fox News the embassy would initially be located in the neighborhood of Arnona on a compound that currently houses the consular operations of the U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem. Initially, the embassy will consist of the Ambassador and a small team.
Nauert said that the Consulate General would "continue to operate as an independent mission with an unchanged mandate" from its Agron Road location.
An official also told Fox News that the hope is for the U.S. to develop only a footprint there in May, with a target of a fuller complement and facility by the end of 2019.
By the end of next year, we intend to open a new Embassy Jerusalem annex on the Arnona compound that will provide the Ambassador and his team with expanded interim office space, Nauert said, noting that the State Department has started the search for a permanent embassy site, and said that planning and construction would be a longer-term undertaking.
Administration officials said that Congress would be notified of the May move on Friday.
A ribbon-cutting for the new embassy is slated for mid-May. Israels anniversary of its independence is May 14, 1948.
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The footprint could be an empty storefront of some kind.
A May opening is going to surprise a lot of people, including a truckload of hand wringing Freepers who disparaged President Trump when the Fake News media said 3 years.
Don’t believe the Fake News Media.
Jews taking back what was taken from them. The devil’s minions are in an uproar.
Getting things done! :-)
Will need to get the reservoirs ready for all the liberal tears. We can use them for hydro power.
And bombed or rocketed by July.
Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, became law on November 8, 1995.
Congress voted for this. (374-35 in the US House and 93-5 in the US Senate).
A May 31th opening, would only be 8,210 days, after this became law.
Next, is fulfilling the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which became law, 4,148 days ago, as of March 5, 2018.
Which would be an act of war.
islam should already be reduced to the conditions of nazi Germany and shinto Japan after WWII. If that ultimately doesn’t work, it should be totally destroyed.
Israel celebrates its birthday according to the Hebrew calendar - Iyar 6, which this year falls on April 19.
Zechariah 12:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
12 The burden of the word of the Lord for Israel, saith the Lord, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.
3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.
sure going to be interesting when UNR 181 boundries are finally recognized by the Likud. wonder what the Embassy building will be used for then ?
This is good. Move fast to prevent a stockpile of Leftist obstacles, and other trash from building up on the path towards getting it done.
The Left is planning a whatever it takes party to stop that Embassy from happening.
I love this.
Could be. But, if there is one thing the Israelis know how to do, its retaliate.
70 Years to the day on our calendar!
It has The Lord’s fingerprints all over it.
It sure will be interesting if they do it on May 14.
Talk about salt in the eyes and spit on the face of the Fakestinians.
I wonder what Abbas’s travel schedule looks like between now and then?
Beirut? Ankara? Moscow? Tehran?
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