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Key events will appear here as they happen  (UK times; Israel time in brackets):

15:20 (17:20) CUFI Founder Pastor Hagee gives closing benediction

Pastor Hagee gives Benediction at US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

CUFI Founder, Pastor John Hagee was honoured to give the closing benediction at the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem today."Let the word go forth today from #Jerusalem that the nation of Israel lives!"

Posted by Christians United for Israel – UK on Monday, 14 May 2018



15:10 (17:10) PM Netanyahu says Israel is here to stay

PM Netanyahu quotes Scripture, Jerusalem, “the city of truth”

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu delivers remarks at opening of U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem

“President Trump, by recognizing history, you have made history."Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו delivered remarks at the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. fxn.ws/2Gd1Fvh

Posted by Fox News on Monday, 14 May 2018


15:00 (17:00) Jared Kushner says the United States stands with Israel because it is the right thing to do


14:50 (16:50) President Rivlin thanks President Trump for keeping his promise


14:42 (16:42) The US Embassy in Jerusalem is officially open


14:41 (16:41) President Trump gives video address


14:21 (16:21) US ambassador pays tribute to President Trump’s “vision, courage and moral clarity” 


14:00 (16:00) It’s about to begin!


13:40 (15:40) Not long to go now!


13:30 (15:30) Motorcade arrives


13:00 (15:00): Arrivals for the official opening ceremony

Arrivals for the official opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. fxn.ws/2ImiN3m

Posted by Fox News on Monday, 14 May 2018


12:55 (14:55): We are ready, Jerusalem is ready. Watch the opening ceremony here live starting at 13:30 UK time. CUFI Pastor John Hagee will provide the ceremony’s benediction

11:30 (13:30): The CUFI team has arrived at the opening ceremony


07:00 (09:00): Today is the day. “He who watches over Israel, neither slumbers nor sleeps”


Sunday: Preparations are underway ahead of the embassy move

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are among the US delegation

PM Netanyahu and his wife welcomed the US delegation to the opening of the US embassy.

Pastor Hagee and a CUFI delegation are in Jerusalem. Pastor Hagee will be giving the benediction to close the ceremony.


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