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US Vice President Mike Pence with Knesset Chairman Yuli Edelstein at the special plenary session at the Knesset, Israel's Parliament, in Jerusalem, on January 22, 2018.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers in Jerusalem on behalf of President Donald Trump during his address to the Knesset plenum on Monday (Jan. 22, 2018), that initial preparations have begun to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the embassy in Jerusalem,” Pence said.

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The United States Embassy in Jerusalem “will open before the end of next year,” he told the lawmakers.

 

 

 

 

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.