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United States recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

On the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel, the United States becomes the first country with an embassy in Jerusalem, the disputed city claimed as a capital by both Israeli and Palestinian people, after a dedication ceremony featuring Israeli leaders and White House advisers.

The U.S. ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, praised "the vision, the courage and the moral clarity" of President Trump in making the U.S. the first country to open an embassy in the disputed city.

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