US embassy moves Twitter account from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

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 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".

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 Middle East war, as the capital of their future state.

Nearly all other countries maintain embassies in Tel Aviv.

The embassy transfer ceremony is slated for Monday.

US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

- PA

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