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The United States delights Israel and infuriate Palestinians today at 9 a.m. ET with the dedication of an interim embassy in Jerusalem, officially marking the move from Tel Aviv.
Barak Ravid, diplomatic correspondent for Israel's Channel 10 news and an expert contributor to Axios, gives AM readers this report from the scene:
Why it matters: Trump's decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem is a huge milestone in U.S.-Israeli relations. Even if Trump does nothing else until the end of his term regarding Israel, he has already gotten himself into the history books.
What actually happens: The moving is mostly symbolic. The only U.S. officials who are actually moving at this time from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem are Ambassador David Friedman and four members of his staff.
What's next ... Trump has made two campaign promises that deal directly with Israel: move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, and get the ultimate peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.
P.S. Jay Sekulow — one of Trump's lawyers, and chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice — emails from Jerusalem:
"How the Administration’s loyalists are quietly reshaping American governance," by The New Yorker's Evan Osnos, who "spoke to dozens of men and women throughout the federal government about Trump’s war on Washington":
"The investigation ... has formed the cloudy backdrop of Donald Trump’s presidency — a rolling fog of controversy, much of it self-inflicted, that is a near-constant distraction for the commander in chief," the WashPost writes:
P.S. "Trump and Sean Hannity Like to Talk Before Bedtime ... Life inside the bunker of Fox News’ resident Trumplegänger," by New York mag's Olivia Nuzzi:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Washington last night during a candlelight vigil marking National Police Week.
"The Swamp" by John Cuneo.
"How The Congressional Baseball Shooting [a year ago June 14] Didn't Become The Deadliest Political Assassination In American History ... how close we came to one of the deadliest political shootings in US history," by BuzzFeed's Kate Nocera and Lissandra Villa:
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Trump’s deregulatory push has Washington lobbyists anxious and industries parting ways with usual Republican Party allies.
Axios' Amy Harder, who uses her weekly "Harder Line" energy column to connect dots in ways others don't, explains why companies lobby for certain regulations:
"Study this one company [Apple], and you can understand the five most meaningful market trends today," Financial Times global business columnist Rana Foroohar writes (subscription):
Apple CEO Tim Cook — speaking to graduates at Duke University, where he earned an MBA as a Fuqua Scholar — invoked his predecessor, Steve Jobs:
CNN's Jake Tapper urged graduates at UMass Amherst to use the critical thinking skills they learned in the classroom:
Mike Bloomberg's "Honor Code for Life," delivered at Rice University in Houston:
Renewed tensions between the U.S. and Cuba aren't stopping the Kennedy Center from holding "what's being billed as the largest Cuban arts festival ever held in the United States," AP's Luis Alonso Lugo reports: