Transcript for President Trump's video message played at US Embassy opening in Jerusalem
Exactly seventy years ago the United States under president Harry Truman became the first nation to recognize the State of Israel. Today we officially open the United States embassy. In Jerusalem congratulations. It's been. A long time coming. Almost immediately after did Clarence stated in 1948. Israel designated the city of Jerusalem as its capital. The capital. The Jewish people established in ancient times so important. Today Jerusalem is the seat of Israel's government. It is the hall of the Israeli legislature. And the Israeli Supreme Court. At Israel's prime minister and president. Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital. Yet for many years we fail to acknowledge the obvious the plane reality. That Israel's capital is Jerusalem. On December 6 when he's seventeen at my direction. The United States finally and officially recognize Jerusalem. As the eternal capital of Israel. Today we follow through on this recognition. And open our embassy in the historic and sacred land tutors. And we're opening it many many years ahead of schedule. As I said in December. Our greatest hope is for peace the United States remains fully committed. To facilitating. A lasting peace agreement. And we continue to support the status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites including. At the temple mount also noted is our rob. Sharif. This city and its entire nation is a testament to the unbreakable spirit. Of the Jewish people the United States will always be a great friend of Israel and a partner in the cause of freedom and peace. We wish ambassador Freeman good luck. As he takes out his office and this beautiful Jerusalem embassy and we extend a hand in friendship to Israel. The Palestinians. And to all of their neighbors may there be peace. May god bless this embassy. May god bless all who serve there and may god bless. The United States of America. Thank you. On the half of the forty says president of the United States on America. We welcome you officially and for the first time. The embassy of the United States here injuries salaam the capital at Israel. Thank you.
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