✊ SPECIAL NAKBA _ These Are the Countries Participating in Israel’s Celebrations of U.S. Embassy Move

Landau, Haaretz, May 14, 2018

Egypt and most EU nations will skip event, there will be representatives from
all parts of the word 
prepares for the opening of the U.S. embassy, May 12, 2018.Olivier Fitoussi

The United States
will relocate its embassy to Jerusalem
on Monday in a highly
anticipated move that has sparked
Palestinian anger
and raised the
ire of the European Union
. However, Sunday’s gala in honor of the
embassy move, hosted by Israel’s Foreign Ministry, will see representatives
from across the world, including four from the EU which voiced opposition to
the move.
Kunsher, Ivanka Trump and Steven Mnuchin land in Israel
for Jerusalem embassy
These are
the countries that will attend tonight’s event together with a U.S. delegation
that includes U.S. President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law and
adviser Jared Kushner, who landed earlier today: Albania, Angola, Austria,
Cameroon, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Czech
Republic, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala,
Honduras, Hungary, Kenya, Macedonia, Burma, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, the
Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, South Sudan, Thailand, Ukraine, Vietnam,
Paraguay, Tanzania and Zambia.
is currently meeting with Kushner. The official U.S. delegation is headed by
deputy secretary of state, John J. Sullivan, and will also include Treasury
Secretary Steve Mnuchin and 12 members of Congress.
The event
will be boycotted by
most European Union ambassadors
in Israel. 
Some 32
of the 86 envoys accepted the invitation to the reception Sunday evening. At
least four of those attending will be from EU nations – Hungary, Czech
Republic, Austria and Romania – though Brussels has strongly come out against
the embassy move. The rest of the European delegates are not expected to
attend, nor are representatives of Russia, Egypt or Mexico.
entire Israeli cabinet will attend the reception, along with the chairpersons
of the Knesset committees, all the members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and
Defense Committee, and the rest of the coalition lawmakers. This means that
most of the members of the opposition (except for opposition chairman MK Isaac
Herzog and the opposition members who are on the foreign affairs committee).
the gala, which is organized by Israel, no foreign envoys were invited to the
embassy’s opening ceremony itself, which is being organized by the U.S.
administration. Only the highest-ranking Israeli officials were invited, as
well as leaders of Israel’s political parties. Meretz leader Tamar Zandberg and
Joint List head Aymen Odeh will not attend the ceremony.
Arabs and Palestinians from East Jerusalem will protest the embassy move, which
comes days ahead of Nakba Day.
Odeh, the lawmaker that heads the Joint Arab List, Israel’s sole Arab party,
said “there is nothing to celebrate with the embassy moving to Jerusalem.
This is a provocative step that destroys he idea of peace. The Trump-Netanyahu
alliance continues to deepen the conflict, and the thuggish manner these two
leaders conduct themselves sets the tone for the radical right and fuels
racism, hatred and violence. East Jerusalem will be the capital of Palestine
and the West will be Israel’s capital. There is no other way.
The head
of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, Mohammad Barakeh
vowed to “raise our voice against the U.S. policy, which supports the
occupation and the settlements and kills the possibility of setting up a
Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital within the 1967