Jerusalem mayor hangs sign directing traffic to US Embassy

Jerusalem's Mayor Barkat hangs first 'US Embassy' road signs, thanks Pres. Trump for leading international recognition.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Nir Barkat puts up sign directing visitors to the US Embassy
Nir Barkat puts up sign directing visitors to the US Embassy
Jerusalem municipality spokesperson

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Monday hung a road sign directing traffic to the US Embassy.

"It's not a dream, it's reality," Barkat said. "This morning, I am proud and excited to hang the first signs for the US Embassy, which will open next week in Jerusalem."

"This is an historic event, and I thank US President Donald Trump for it.

"Jerusalem is the Jewish nation's eternal capital, and now, the world is beginning to recognize that. Happy Jerusalem holiday."

The new US Embassy is scheduled to open on May 14. While Trump previously hinted that he might attend the opening ceremony, a new report says the White House has not discussed the possibility yet, and the chances of Trump making a trip to Israel are slim.

Instead, it is expected that US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will lead the large US delegation attending ceremony, possibly together with Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.