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WWS Reacts: U.S. Embassy Moved to Jerusalem, Protests Spark

May 14, 2018
B. Rose Kelly
Woodrow Wilson School

The United States moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem this morning, sparking protests by Palestinians who attempted to cross the border fence between Israel and Gaza. Israeli soldiers responded; to date, more than 50 people have been killed and 1,000 have been injured.

Amb. Daniel C. Kurtzer, the S. Daniel Abraham Visiting Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, conducted interviews on the subject. Below is a compilation of his media appearances. 

Following a 29-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, Kurtzer retired in 2005 with the rank of career-minister. From 2001 to 2005, he served as the U.S. ambassador to Israel and, from 1997 to 2001, he served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt.

1A, NPR and WAMU: The Long-Term Effects of Moving the Embassy to Jerusalem

CBC: Israelis Rally Against Bloodshed

CBS News: Protests Continue as U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem 

Reuters: Elusive peace grows more remote with U.S. Jerusalem embassy move, violence

The Straits Times: Elusive peace grows more remote with US Jerusalem embassy move, violence: Analysts

Voice of America: Why New US Embassy Isn’t Entirely in Israel

U.S. News & World Report: Elusive Peace Grows More Remote With U.S. Jerusalem Embassy Move, Violence

WAMU 88.5: The Long-Term Effects of Moving The Embassy to Jerusalem