US Embassy in Jerusalem

This item appears on page 4 of the April 2018 issue.

According to the US Department of State, the US Embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, into the current consulate building, in mid-May. A new building is scheduled to be constructed on the property by the end of 2019.

President Trump announced on Dec. 6, 2017, that the US now considers Jerusalem to be the capital of Israel, as does Israel, itself. All other countries with diplomatic relations with Israel consider Tel Aviv to be the capital.