"While presidents before him have backed down from their pledge to move the American Embassy once they were in office, this president delivered".
"But Jerusalem was Palestinian and Arab it will stay [that way] even after Trump will leave", he vowed.
The following day, Palestinians mark the "Nakba", or catastrophe, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled from their homes in the 1948 war surrounding Israel's creation.
"The United States has chosen to be a part of the problem rather than the solution with its latest step and has lost its mediating role in the peace process", Erdogan said in a speech at Britain's Chatham House think tank. "May there be peace".
Jerusalem lies at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
The Palestinian government accused Israel of committing a "terrible massacre" as the death toll climbed, the worst day since 2014, as rallies erupted throughout the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and in Jerusalem.
Kushner condemned the violence, which stood in stark contrast to the VIP event just more than 40 miles away in Jerusalem.
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Other speakers did not make direct reference to the protests.
Israel seized then Jordan-controlled East Jerusalem during the 1967 Six-Day War. "Today we are here to send a message to Israel and its allies that we will never give up on our land", he said.
Kushner, who is also a senior adviser to the US President, called for unity in his address.
Regional experts were far less optimistic about the consequences of the move, which they said could impede the path toward peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
The new USA embassy is now housed inside an existing US diplomatic building, while a search begins for new, larger offices.
"Our greatest hope is for peace", Trump told the gathered dignitaries via a pre-recorded video.
Hamas leaders have suggested a border breach is possible today, something Israel has vowed to prevent at any cost.
In a statement, the Israel Defence Forces said 40,000 Palestinians were taking part in "violent riots" in 13 locations along the Gaza Strip security fence as the U.S. opened its embassy, with an American delegation including President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin attending the ceremony.