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U.S. Jerusalem embassy opens as border death toll climbs

Left: The official opening of the embassy. Right: Protests at the Gaza border. Photos: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images, Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Getty Images

As dignitaries from the U.S. and Israel gathered in Jerusalem to celebrate the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, the death toll of Palestinian protesters killed along the Gaza border continued to rise.

Between the lines: This is a remarkable split-screen moment. Most speakers at the embassy ceremony chose to ignore the events in Gaza, but Jared Kushner said "those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution,” while Prime Minister Netanyahu praised the “brave soldiers protecting the borders of Israel.”