>> The United States will open its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem as early as May, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding. That's according to confirmation by the US State Department. Israel's intelligence minister welcomed the May opening on Twitter, while Palestinians reacted with anger.>> The US administration has become, really, a part of the problem and not part of the solution.
And we condemn this move, and this provocative date they chose, with the strongest possible terms.>> Donald Trump announced that the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital last year. A relocation from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of US policy.>>
> The announcement sparked protests by Palestinians who claimed the eastern part of the city as the capital of a future state.
And Washington's Arab allies were infuriated. The new date would bring the opening substantially forward. US Vice President Mike Pence previously said the move would take place by the end of 2019.