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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:26 am

Ron Dermer might have been the least well-rested among the hundreds of people gathered to celebrate one of the most historic dates on the Jewish state’s calendar, but Israel’s ambassador to the United States had a crucial task in front of him. After having been on hand for the much-anticipated opening Monday of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the American-born Dermer was back in Washington, D.C., that night to officially give thanks to the American people and the chief executive who made the celebration possible, President Donald Trump.

“Today, May 14, 2018, less than six months after President Trump made America the first country” to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, “the United States moved its embassy to Jerusalem,” a beaming Dermer said from the podium at the Israeli Embassy’s 70th Independence Day Celebration. “This historic day certainly calls for a Shehecheyanu.”

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