The US Embassy in Israel has changed its Twitter handle to reflect the move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem next week.
The embassy wrote on Twitter Thursday that the @usembassyta account had been changed to “@USEmbassyJerusalem.” The correct account handle is @USEmbassyjlm.
The embassy has yet to change its account's backdrop from the Tel Aviv coastline to Jerusalem, saying it is “still looking for a suitable header photo.”
איך מסכמים 70 שנות ידידות? אנחנו נרגשים ומתכוננים למעבר הגדול. הצטרפו אלינו ביום שני לשידור החי בעמוד הפייסבוק שלנו!— USEmbassyJerusalem (@usembassyjlm) May 10, 2018
How do you sum up 70 years of friendship? We are excited and getting ready for the big move. Join us live on Monday on our Facebook page!#USIsraelPartnership pic.twitter.com/bZDOWeLK7I
The Trump administration is fulfilling a campaign promise to move the embassy to Jerusalem, de facto recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.
The decision has enraged Palestinians, who want east Jerusalem, which Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war, as capital of their future state.
Nearly all countries maintain embassies in Tel Aviv. The embassy transfer ceremony is slated for Monday.