"As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today, those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution", he said from behind a podium. "I believe peace is within reach if we dare to believe that the future can be different from the past", he added.
President Donald Trump will not be in attendance.
Noting that President Trump could not be at the opening of the embassy Monday, Colbert said, "Instead, he sent Peace-Treaty Barbie and Collusion Ken", as a picture of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner filled the screen. They've just hired a Hollywood public relations person.
US President's daughter Ivanka Trump (R) and her husband Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner (L) arrive for the controversial inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Colbert then cued a clip of Kushner giving a speech, in which he said: "When there is peace in this region, we will look back upon this day and remember that the journey to peace started with a strong America, recognizing the truth".
The couple received the blessing from Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef on Sunday, May 13, during a visit to Israel ahead of the opening of the new U.S. embassy, Newsweek reports.More news: Webb Simpson (and 17) spoil potential Tiger Woods comeback party
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Ivanka Trump, daughter to the president of the United States, Donald Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, have received a blessing in Jerusalem from a controversial rabbi who once compared black people to monkeys.
Mr. Kushner's White House mission is to settle peace talks in the Middle East between Israel and the Palestinians.
"Whereas presidents earlier than him backed down from their pledge to maneuver the American embassy as soon as in workplace, this President delivered".
The White House advisers will attend the embassy inauguration ceremony scheduled for Monday along with other Washington delegates, including US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.