Jerusalem MayorÂ Nir Barkat said he would rename a town square near where the new US embassy is going to be United States Square in honor of Donald Trump.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced his intention to formally name the square near the US embassy site the “United States Square in honor of President Donald Trump,” the Jerusalem Press Office released on Tuesday.
An official event with American dignitaries will be held in the future to celebrate the naming.Â
“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.”Â
Donald Trump moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem formally recognizingÂ it as Israel’s capital.