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U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, left, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner attend the opening ceremony of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Monday, May 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, left, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner attend the opening ceremony of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, Monday, May 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

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US embassy jubilantly opens in Jerusalem as Gaza rages

The United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem Monday with a high-powered American presidential delegation joining Israel's top leadership in a celebration of their countries' friendship and the city's history as the ancient capital of the Jewish people.