Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat
Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat Hadas Parush/Flash90

The Jerusalem Municipality will light the walls of the Old City with the flags of the United States and Israel from Jaffa Gate towards Mount Zion from 7:00 pm, as a token of appreciation to President Trump for his recognition of Jerusalem.

The city also hung US flags along Agron, Shazar and Ruppin streets, and the string bridge is also illuminated by the colors of the American flag.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said that "Trump's expected announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is a historic declaration that sends a clear message to the entire world that the US stands by the Jewish people, the State of Israel and Jerusalem.”

"As a gesture and expression of the strong friendship between the American people and the people of Israel, we decided to light in the colors of the American and Israeli flags the walls of the Old City, which symbolizes, more than anything else, the strength of the Jewish people's connection to Jerusalem for more than 3,000 years."

At 8:00 pm, President Trump is expected to make a special statement, during which he will announce American recognition of Jerusalem and the beginning of preparations for the transfer of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

The president of the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, Dr. Jürgen Buller, welcomed the expected announcement by the American president. "We share the joy of the Jewish people over the fact that Jerusalem is receiving the recognition to which it is entitled," said Bueller.

"This process, which should have been implemented long ago, is part of the heart of the national and historical identity of the Jewish people," he added.