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US embassy in Jerusalem opens amid violence: 4 essential reads

On May 14, the day the U.S. embassy in Israel moved to Jerusalem, at least 55 Palestinians were killed and 2,700 wounded by Israeli soldiers amid protest at Israel’s border, according to The New York Times.

  • Danielle Douez
  • The Conversation

What began as Palestinian protests against economic sanctions in Gaza months ago now also includes a response to the embassy move.

Emer 1aPresident Donald Trump announced the move back in December 2017, when he recognized Jerusalem as the “true capital” of Israel.

Four pieces from our archive help explain why the move is so contentious, and how it is viewed by different…

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