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Kushner expected to attend opening of Jerusalem embassy: CNN

Kushner expected to attend opening of Jerusalem embassy: CNN
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White House senior adviser and President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE's son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerMary Trump doesn't think Trump will run in 2024 Trump pardon scandal would doom his 2024 campaign Enforcing the Presidential Records Act is essential for preserving our democracy's transparency, history MORE is expected to attend the opening of the United States's Embassy in Jerusalem next month, CNN reported Saturday.

Israeli media reports have said that Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Mastercard - Dem leaders back smaller COVID-19 relief bill as pandemic escalates Sweeping financial crimes bill to hitch a ride on defense measure On The Money: Funding bill hits snag as shutdown deadline looms | Pelosi, Schumer endorse 8 billion plan as basis for stimulus talks | Poll: Most Americans support raising taxes on those making at least 0K MORE will lead a 250-member delegation reportedly including Kushner and his wife and first daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump pardon scandal would doom his 2024 campaign Ivanka Trump slams lawsuit as example of 'vindictiveness & waste of taxpayer dollars' Enforcing the Presidential Records Act is essential for preserving our democracy's transparency, history MORE, another White House aide.

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Trump made the declaration in December that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a major shift in U.S. policy, and announced that his administration would move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The embassy opening next month in Jerusalem is merely a temporary facility that will house Ambassador David Friedman and his staff until a permanent embassy can be built in the city, according to Israeli media. That project will likely take years to complete.

“Initially, the interim embassy in Arnona will contain office space for the ambassador and a small staff. By the end of next year, we will complete the construction of additional office space in the Arnona compound that will provide the ambassador and his team with expanded interim capacity,” an official in the Tel Aviv embassy told The Times of Israel last week.

“Most embassy staff will continue to live and work in Tel Aviv during this period until a new embassy is built in Jerusalem. We expect the process of site selection, design, planning and permitting, and construction of a permanent embassy to take additional years to complete.”

Trump has repeatedly said he "may" attend the Jerusalem embassy opening, something he reiterated during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday.

“I may go. I’m very proud of it,” Trump said.