US Embassy in Jerusalem to open in May — in time for Israel’s 70th anniversary
Trump administration officials say Congress being briefed on plans; ribbon cutting could take place on May 14 — day of independence declaration
23 February 2018
The new US Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel declaring independence, two Trump administration officials said Friday. At first, the embassy will operate out of the US’s current consular premises in Arnona, south Jerusalem.
The officials said Congress was being notified of the impending move on Friday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed off on the security plan for the new embassy on Thursday.