US opens new embassy in Jerusalem, Donald Trump call it ‘a great day for Israel’


Jerusalem: The US on Monday opened its embassy in Jerusalem under a controversial move by President Donald Trump that has infuriated the Palestinians, who clashed with Israeli soldiers who shot dead at least 37 of them in Gaza, in the deadliest escalation of violence since 2014.

Trump announced the decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in December, when he formally recognised the holy city as the capital of Israel, breaking away from decades of US neutrality on the sensitive issue.The inauguration ceremony started with the singing of the American anthem and the presentation of colours by US Marines.