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Jared Kushner to name for unity at Jerusalem embassy dedication

Jared Kushner to name for unity at Jerusalem embassy dedication

The exact word Yosef used was "kushi", a term "in modern Hebrew [that] has pejorative connotations", the Times of Israel reported at the time.

Mr. Kushner arrived Sunday in Israel with the USA delegation that included Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, adviser on Israel Jason Greenblatt, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and Ivanka Trump. Now, the president couldn't be there himself, because, you know, the angry people. "You know, we'll see if there's peace, but we'll definitely remember".

Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who represents Israel's Sephardic Jews of Middle Eastern and North African descent reportedly blessed the couple before they attended the opening of the new USA embassy in Jerusalem Monday, which sparked criticism worldwide. "So they had a monkey as a son, a son like this, so you say the blessing on him".

The rabbi had been criticized for his racist remarks, as the New York-based Anti-Defamation League called them "racially charged" and "utterly unacceptable".

"During his speech today, Jared Kushner credited President Trump for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel", Meyers said. The White House delegation is led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's deputy John Sullivan, and attendees include Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.




Israel launched celebrations on Sunday for the US Embassy's relocation to Jerusalem, a move whose break with world consensus was underscored by the absence of most envoys to the country from a reception hosted by Netanyahu.

The opening ceremony for the US Embassy in Jerusalem is 4:00p. local time Monday. In the days before the embassy opening, however, Trump supporters reportedly felt vindicated by the relative lack of violence.

That jab there referred to, of course, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner - the quip was met with cheers and applause from the audience.

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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