Event held at US Ambassador’s residence in Jerusalem Tuesday; Netanyahu: Israel and all the countries of the region and all the countries who seek peace in the world should stand together with the United States against Iranian aggression.; PM given extension to form coalition government.
Israel celebrated one year since the United States’ embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital, Jerusalem, on Tuesday. The event was held at US Ambassador David Friedman’s residence and was attended by several Israeli and US officials. Friedman referred to President Trump’s historical move as having created “a new shrine in the ancient city of Jerusalem, and we’re extremely proud of it.”
Speaking at the event, Prime Minister Netanyahu highlighted the effects of the embassy move and Israel’s growing stance in the region and abroad. He spoke about Iran and later the Golan Heights, which President Trump also officially recognized this year. He stated, “There is a new efflorescence, a new renaissance of relations between us and many of our Arab neighbors, and many non-Arab Muslim countries. We are united in our desire to stop Iranian aggression. Israel and all the countries of the region and all the countries who seek peace in the world should stand together with the United States against Iranian aggression. We have to keep on strengthening the State of Israel and keep on strengthening the indispensable alliance with America.”
Last month, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced a town in the Golan Heights would be named after the United States’ 45th President. He confirmed this on Sunday during his weekly cabinet meeting where he updated, “I promised that we would establish a community named after President Trump. I would like to inform you that we have already selected a site on the Golan Heights where this new community will be established, and we have started the process. I will submit a decision for official approval by the new government once it is formed.”
Prime Minister Netanyahu was given a two-week extension to form Israel’s 21st Knesset. His party, Likud, is in talks with coalition partners with negotiations set to end in the coming days.
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