Ivanak Trump and her husband Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Sunday morning ahead of the U.S. Embassy opening in Jerusalem.
The White House advisers will represent the U.S. to the embassy inauguration ceremony scheduled for Monday along with Washington delegates. US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are also attending the event.
President Donald Trump will not be in attendance.
Both Ivanka and Jared were seen embracing Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu shortly after their arrival.
Ivanka posted several photos of her and Jared before and after they arrived to Israel. She also shared a boomerang video of her waving at at camera after they landed.
‘Great to join the friends of Zion for an amazing evening commemorating the dedication of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, Israel,’ she wrote on one of the photos.
Israel launched celebrations on Sunday for the US Embassy’s relocation to Jerusalem, a move whose break with world consensus was underscored by the absence of most envoys to the country from a reception hosted by Netanyahu.
Monday’s slated opening of the new embassy follows Trump’s recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a decision he said fulfilled decades of policy pledges in Washington and formalized realities on the ground.
The embassy move will take place on the 70th anniversary of Israel’s founding, while the following day Palestinians will mark the Nakba, or ‘catastrophe,’ commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.