David Friedman, Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt honored at FOZ Gala Event Celebrating US Embassy opening in Jerusalem

The Friends of Zion Museum Held a Gala Event to Celebrate the Opening of the new US Embassy in Jerusalem. The event took place on Sunday, May 13th, 2018, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem.

Over 350 People attended the event, including the US delegation to Israel headed by Senior adviser to president Trump, Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, Jason Greenblatt, senators and governors, Leading Pastors and rabbi’s, Israeli Politicians and Ministers and heads of major Jewish and Christians organizations.

At the event, Dr. Mike Evans, the founder of the Friends of Zion Museum, thanked President Trump for his courageous decision to move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Israel’s capital Jerusalem. A promise that many previous presidents have made, but have never kept, until now. For that courageous decision President Trump was presented with the Friends of Zion ward by Dr. Evans in a ceremony in the oval office.

The highlight of the event was when Dr. Evans presented The Friends Award to US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, to Senior Advisor to President Trump Jared Kushner and to Jason Greenblatt, Trump’s, Special Representative for International Negotiations. The award was commissioned by the late President Shimon Peres, the founding chairman of the Friends of Zion Museum, and has been given to many world leaders including President George W. Bush. Lately it was also presented to President Jimmy Morales of Guatemala for moving his embassy to Jerusalem. The Friends of Zion Museum declared that the award will be given to all world leaders that move their embassies to Jerusalem.

The event was a celebration. A celebration that took place just one day before the official Embassy opening ceremony. The attendees celebrated President Trump’s brave decision, and enjoyed entertainment by the “Milk and Honey” band whom performed their 1979 Eurovision Song Contest winning song “Hallelujah,” with a specially added new verse dedicated to friends of Zion all over the world.

The Friends of Zion Museum was proud to not just celebrate this historic moment, but to take part and host an amazing event that honored such incredible people. The Friends of Zion Museum looks forward to Celebrating the opening of more and more embassy’s in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.