Today, we are celebrating the one year anniversary of the opening of the United States Embassy in Israel’s capital of Jerusalem.  A promise made and kept by President Donald Trump.

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu celebrated this monumental anniversary together at an event in Jerusalem.

Ambassador Friedman stated “365 days ago, about 3 hours ago, we opened up our embassy in Jerusalem on the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel – literally at exactly the day and the time when David Ben Gurion declared Israel’s independence.”

“In less than six months [after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel] we opened up a beautiful embassy in a beautiful ceremony and all the predictions – even some of our own predictions – about what could happen, about the risks, the violence, the gloom, the doom, the reality is that in the entire city of Jerusalem that day, I don’t think more than 20 people got up to protest,” the ambassador added.

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President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during their joint press conference, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Benjamin D. Applebaum)

President Trump released this statement today…

“Today marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel. Our beautiful embassy stands as a proud reminder of our strong relationship with Israel and of the importance of keeping a promise and standing for the truth.”

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