Ivanka, Kushner to attend opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Ivanka, Kushner to attend opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

The Trump family will be represented by the president's daughter and son-in-law.

In December, US President Donald Trump called Jerusalem the capital of Israel and launched the process to transfer his country's embassy to the city.

United States ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, the president's daughter and son-in-law Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and special representative for worldwide negotiations Jason Greenblatt will also attend.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was not on the list. In 1980, Israel annexed East Jerusalem and declared the whole city as its capital, a move that was rejected by most countries in the world.

Workmen installed the black-and-white signs, in English, Hebrew and Arabic, along roads leading to a US consulate building in south Jerusalem that will be remodeled as the embassy when it is formally relocated from Tel Aviv on May 14.

Britain had joined 13 other UNSC member states to vote in favour of a resolution calling for Donald Trump to rescind his declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, showing the depth of global opposition to the move.

"The Embassy will initially be located in the Arnona neighborhood, in a modern building that now houses consular operations of U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement in February.

The worldwide community considers the annexation illegal and considers east Jerusalem as occupied territory.

Still, local residents are excited about the new move.

The status of Jerusalem is among the most contentious in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Isolated globally, the Trump administration has gone ahead with its plans to open its embassy in Jerusalem.

Guatemala has already relocated its embassy to Jerusalem and will officially open the facility on May 16, in a ceremony that may be attended by President Jimmy Morales.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in April "at least half a dozen" countries were now "seriously discussing" following the us lead, though he did not identify them.

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