The violence in Gaza on Monday didn’t stop the big show in Jerusalem from going ahead as visiting dignitaries and Israeli VIP’s gathered for the official dedication of the new U.S. Embassy.
As President Trump hailed the U.S. embassy move, at least 52 Palestinian protesters were killed in what turned into the deadliest day in Gaza since the 2014 war with Israel.
Away from the violence, at a press conference early Monday morning, visiting U.S. senators applauded the president for keeping the promise that Congress first made in 1995.
VICE founder Shane Smith joined Senator Lindsay Graham at the press conference, and spoke to the protestors demonstrating outside the embassy.
To Senator Graham, the resulting violence from the embassy move is simply the cost of doing business. “If you’re waiting to do something bold in the Middle East without conflict you’ll die waiting,” he told VICE News.
This segment originally aired May 14, 2018, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.