The United States plan to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem appears to be moving ahead of schedule. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Minister of Transportation and Intelligence Israel Katz said the embassy could be open in just a few months.
I would like to congratulate Donald Trump, the President of the US @POTUS on his decision to transfer the US Embassy to our capital on Israel's 70th Independence Day. There is no greater gift than that! The most just and correct move. Thanks friend!— ישראל כץ Israel Katz (@Israel_katz) February 23, 2018
Israel's Independence Day is on May 14th, and 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding.
An official from the State Department told Fox News that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson approved the security plan for the embassy, which would be located "in an annex of an existing U.S. facility in the neighborhood of Arnona."
He said the initial plan is to have just a "footprint" consisting of a few offices set up by May, with the full embassy to open at some point in 2019.
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