TOI: After no-shows in Jerusalem, Democrats also absent from Israeli Embassy DC party

The inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem was not the only event Monday that reflected a growing partisan divide over Israel in the Trump era. Across the Atlantic, several hours after the ribbon-cutting ceremony in Jerusalem, the Israeli embassy in Washington hosted its annual event celebrating the anniversary of the nation’s founding. It’s…

Statement by Jewish Democrats on the recent developments in Israel

Tuesday, the Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA) released the following statement on the recent developments in Israel: “We recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and support moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem at the right time. Yesterday, however, was not such a time because of the Trump administration’s failure to acknowledge broader U.S. strategic objectives…

Washington Post: Jerusalem welcomes the new US Embassy as Palestinians decry ‘hostile’ move

The windy road leading up to the city was decorated with fluttering American and Israeli flags Monday as signs everywhere declared “Trump, Make Israel Great.” A popular soccer team even renamed itself: “Beitar Trump Jerusalem.” Jerusalem is ready — sort of — for the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in a city at the…