It’s official. The U.S. Embassy in Israel has relocated to Jerusalem. Jared Kushner led the delegation at the opening.
Jared Kushner: "I am so proud to be here today in Jerusalem, the eternal heart of the Jewish people.
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) May 14, 2018
It was a different picture in Gaza where Palestinians are outraged. Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian protesters who reportedly tried to storm the border crossings leading to Israel. It has been the worst day of violence in four years.
DEVELOPING: 18 killed and over 900 injured as Palestinians make major move at Gaza-Israel fence https://t.co/liA9553cK5
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 14, 2018
Donald Trump made campaign promises of middle east peace and the embassy relocation. The former seems less likely than ever.
Kushner at embassy opening: "As we have seen from the protests last month and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution." Other speakers haven't referenced the protests, with death toll now over 40
— Dave Lawler (@DavidLawler10) May 14, 2018
Israeli soldiers dropped leaflets amongst the demonstrators, urging them to give up their fight. “Save your lives and work on building your futures,” they said. The Washington Post expects that the riots will peak on Tuesday, which marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. The Palestinians call this day Nakba Day, or Day of the Catastrophe.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 14, 2018