On May 14, 1948, Israel became a nation with Jerusalem as its capital. Although the United States recognized Israel as a legitimate nation in 1948, it took 70 years to recognize Jerusalem as its seat of government. On December 6, 2017, the United States was first to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel's capital. On May 14, 2018, the embassy moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. God chose Abraham, Israel and Jerusalem as parts of His redemptive plan.