U.S. Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem

Monday, May 7, 2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – U.S. Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week’s opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital. Trump says he is making good on U.S. legislation and presidential pledges dating back decades. Other world powers have not done … Read More

New US Embassy building in Jerusalem unveiled

Monday, May 7, 2018

While the new American Embassy in Jerusalem is expected to be inaugurated next week, the road to the diplomatic mission actually beginning operations is still a ways off. The current move, then, is mostly symbolic, including a changing of a sign and the move of the ambassador and his secretary, and possibly a visit from … Read More

Embassy Moves

Guatemala starts moving its embassy to Jerusalem

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Guatemala on Wednesday started to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, transferring furniture and other equipment into a yet-unfinished office in the capital’s Malha Technology Park. Earlier this week, the Guatemalan flag was raised outside the building. “I was moved to see the flag of Guatemala waving in Jerusalem in advance of the … Read More


Trump says he ‘may go’ to next month’s Jerusalem embassy opening

Saturday, April 28, 2018

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump said Friday he would possibly travel to Israel next month for the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. Standing next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a White House press conference, Trump responded to a question from the Christian Broadcasting Network over who would attend the ribbon-cutting … Read More

Czech president announces 3-stage plan to move embassy to Jerusalem – eventually

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The president of the Czech Republic on Wednesday announced the beginning of a process that will move the country’s diplomatic missions from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, though it remains unclear if and when Prague will actually open an embassy in the holy city. President Miloš Zeman announced the three-staged move, which starts next month with … Read More

Amb Friedman

US envoy says Jerusalem under Israel is ‘model for coexistence in the world’

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty is a “model for coexistence” among the three major monotheistic religions, the US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said Monday. At a panel discussion in the capital, the envoy also said intelligence cooperation between the two countries has saved American lives. At the same time, he expressed concern over young Americans’ … Read More

Embassy Jerusalem

Foreign Affairs Ministry gears up for US Embassy move

Monday, April 23, 2018

The Foreign Affairs Ministry held a multi-person panel Sunday on the requisite preparations for the impending opening of the new American Embassy in Jerusalem, slated to be inaugurated May 14. While the administration of US President Donald Trump has yet to release any official word on the identities of the dignitaries expected to arrive from Washington … Read More

Prime Minister Netanyahu

Israeli PM Netanyahu: At Least Six States Considering Moving Embassies to Jerusalem

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that “at least half a dozen” countries were considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem following the US decision to do so. US President Donald Trump announced in December that America recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The US Embassy is due to relocate to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv on … Read More

Easster in Jerusalem

Pilgrims flock to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Christians marked Easter Sunday with a mass led by the acting Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Pierbattista Pizzaballa, at Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Hundreds of pilgrims came to the church in the Old City, for a mass to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Many Christians believe Jesus’s body was buried at what became … Read More

Moshe Kahlon

Finance minister signs waiver fast-tracking transfer of US embassy

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Wednesday signed an official exemption from planning rules to allow US State Department officials to build new security infrastructure at the site of the new US embassy in Jerusalem and skip over the time-consuming process of applying for rezoning and construction permits. In a video clip posted on Twitter, Kahlon … Read More