The violence in Gaza on Monday didn’t stop the big show in Jerusalem from going ahead: visiting dignitaries and Israeli VIP’s gathered for the official dedication of what is now the U.S. Embassy.
President Trump hailed the U.S. embassy move, as at least 52 Palestinian protesters were killed in what was the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 war with Israel.
At a press conference early Monday morning, visiting U.S. Senators applauded the president for keeping a promise that Congress made in 1995.
VICE founder Shane Smith joined Senator Lindsay Graham at the press conference and spoke to protestors demonstrating outside the embassy.
Senator Graham told VICE News that the resulting violence from the embassy move is simply the cost of doing business. “If you’re waiting to do something bold in the Middle East without conflict you’ll die waiting,” he said.
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