Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced his decision to formally honor President Trump by naming a promenade near the US embassy “United States Square in honor of President Donald Trump,” said a spokesperson for the mayor’s office.
According to the Jerusalem Post, Barkat officially called on the city council to rename the site in honor of President Trump just days before US officials open the new US embassy in the Israeli capital.
“This is the way in which Jerusalem returns love to the president and residents of the United States who stand by the state of Israel,” said the mayor. “President Trump decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people, stand on the side of historical truth and do the right thing.”
The square is located near the new US embassy, which is set to open in May to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Jewish State in the aftermath of the Second World War.