BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 A.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his happiness with US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem in a TV address from West Jerusalem, on Saturday.
“This is a great moment for the state of Israel. President Trump’s decision to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem will make our independence day celebrations even happier,” he said.
Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 6, 2017, in a live televised address from Washington DC, simultaneously starting the process of relocating the US embassy from Tel Aviv.
The announcement sparked a wave of protests throughout the world.