Friedman hails Trump’s ‘vision, moral clarity’ in moving embassy

The embassy celebration begins with the singing of the American anthem and the presentation of colors by US Marines.

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman takes the podium to open the event, to uproarious cheering and clapping. His opening remarks welcoming guests to Jerusalem are met with a standing ovation.

Noting the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, Friedman notes that Washington — which became the first country to recognize the State of Israel — has now taken “a step awaited, voted upon, and litigated and prayed for for all these years.”

“Again the United States leads the way,” in relocating the embassy, he says.

The move is the result of the “the vision, the courage, and the moral clarity” of US President Donald Trump, to whom we own an “enormous and eternal debt of gratitude,” says Friedman.

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