Rabat- Earlier today, the people of Jerusalem woke up to newly installed road signs reading “US Embassy” in English, Arabic, and Hebrew pointing to south Jerusalem, where the new United States Embassy will open on May 14.
At least three “US Embassy” signs were set up, pointing to the old US consulate building that will house the new US Embassy, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
The same source notes that street signs often fall prey to political vandalism by both Arabs and Jews, erasing names in Arabic or Hebrew, which suggests that the new signs may also face the same outcome.
On his official Facebook page, Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat posted a photo of himself next to a new sign and wrote: “This is not a dream – it’s reality!…I thank President Trump for making this historic moment come to fruition. Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people – and the world is beginning to recognize this fact.”
In line with Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel and upon his request, the US Embassy, previously located at 71 HaYarkon Street in Tel Aviv, has been relocated to Jerusalem and will be inaugurated on May 14.