Ivanka Trump returns to Jerusalem 'with great joy' for embassy move

Daughter of US President Donald Trump will visit Israel to attend the Monday opening of the US embassy in the Israeli capital.

May 12, 2018 14:18
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Ivanka Trump leads a listening session with military spouses at the White House in Washington

Ivanka Trump leads a listening session with military spouses at the White House in Washington. (photo credit: REUTERS / JONATHAN ERNST)


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Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, announced on Friday that she will attend the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem. She said that she feels "honored" to be able to represent the American people in an emotional post on her Instagram.

The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday is part of Trump's new US policy recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
A four-story digital billboard in Jerusalem at the Friends of Zion Heritage Center says it all. "Thank you, President Trump. You're making Israel Greater" / Courtesy

Lauded by many in Israel and seen as a great achievement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the US decision was received with hostility and rage in the Arab world. Palestinian leadership called for Days of Rage to protest the move.

PROTESTERS IN Gaza City begin stomping on posters depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump and Israeli and American flags before burning them during a protest following Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel /MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

On Friday, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman released a video in which he presented the new building.

Israeli security forces are taking extra caution as wide-scale Palestinian protests and clashes are expected to occur during the embassy move on Monday.

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