Israeli rabbi who compared black people to monkeys blesses Ivanka Trump, husband

Ivanka Trump helped declare the new embassy open and a plaque and seal were unveiled before the 800 guests at the ceremony.

"You can't make the blessing on every 'kushi" you see - in America you see one every five minutes, so you make it only on a person with a white father and mother, ' he said, according to the Times of Israel. "In response to moving the embassy, deadly violence has broken out".

After a violent day of protests along the Gaza border fence that coincided with the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, late-night hosts weighed in on the building's relocation from Tel Aviv.

The former Vanity Fair writer has been a harsh critic of President Trump's daughter and son-in-law, both presidential advisers.

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. "I believe peace is within reach if we dare to believe the future can be different from the past". He was accompanied by a recorded message from his father-in-law, Donald Trump.

"The United States remains fully committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement".

Nor were the sentiments from Kushner and his illustrious father-in-law the only notes of irony injected into the proceedings.

The blessing was given on Sunday by Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef. Yet Yousef's presence raised eyebrows: back in March, the Rabbi reportedly used the term "kushi" (a derogatory Hebrew word for an African-American person) in a sermon, and drew a comparison to monkeys. "You know, we'll see if there's peace, but we'll definitely remember". Let's say you know! "As if someone was going to take the executive order out of the White House trash and fill out the rest of his name, like some kid is going to use it as his fake ID".

The feedback and the visuals of Kushner and different high USA officers - together with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the President's daughter Ivanka Trump - on the embassy opening will additional solidify the Trump administration's method to peace as one that's extra involved with backing up Israel than enjoying the position of mediator between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

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