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Rick Scott will travel to Israel for U.S. Embassy opening

Trip comes amid Scott's campaign for Senate.
Gov. Rick Scott and his wife, Ann, in a video press release from Israel, November 2017.
Gov. Rick Scott and his wife, Ann, in a video press release from Israel, November 2017.
Published May 2, 2018
Updated May 2, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott will travel to Israel this month for the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, his office said, noting it's his third official visit.

The trip dovetails with Scott's Senate campaign and Scott appears to have had inside knowledge that President Donald Trump would announce the controversial move, though his office denied that at the time.

Sen. Bill Nelson also supports the move.

" Jerusalem is the capital of Israel," the Democrat said in December. "The U.S. embassy will remain in Tel Aviv for now and the United States should continue to do its part to help bring about a secure and lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians through a two-state resolution."