US's Jerusalem Embassy Set to Open in May, Could Get Adelson Funds


An Israeli government source said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is scheduled to visit the White House on March 5, is in contact with the Trump administration and will respond when the United States makes an announcement.

Adelson is a fervent supporter of Israel who donated over $20 million to the Trump campaign in 2016 in exchange for Trump's word that he would move the USA embassy to the holy city.

A State Department official confirmed on Friday the move date to The Jerusalem Post. For that reason, every U.S. president since Israel's founding in 1948 has located the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Trump's addressing his decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Trump's Jerusalem announcement fulfilled a campaign promise and upended decades of US foreign policy over the contested city. But he says the campaign in favor of moving the embassy was also incredible.

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He said foreign countries put pressure on him not to move the embassy and begged him, "Don't do it, don't do it". He said that ultimately, his administration "did the right thing".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed off on the security plan for the new embassy on Thursday.

The officials weren't authorized to discuss the plan publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A USA official who confirmed the embassy move from Tel Aviv said it would take place in May. The goal of opening the facility by May 2018 marks a significant acceleration in planning. Only the ambassador, a chief of staff and a staff secretary will be situated there in its first years of operation, the official said.

One reason for the shortened timeline is that at first, the embassy will only consist of a few officers inside an existing US facility in Jerusalem, the Post reported.