Jerusalem’s mayor set up the first US embassy sign on Monday ahead of next week’s big move. The signs are in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Barkat putting up the first sign

Barkat putting up the first sign Photo Credit: Screenshot from Facebook

As part of the Jerusalem Municipality’s preparations for the US embassy relocation on May 14, road signs in Hebrew, English and Arabic directing the public to the new embassy location were installed today. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat had the honor of putting up the first sign.

“This is not a dream – it’s reality! This morning, I am proud and excited to install the first signs for the US embassy, which will open next week in Jerusalem. I thank President Trump for making this historic moment come to fruition,” Barkat said. “Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people – and the world is beginning to recognize this fact.” 

The US consulate building in south Jerusalem will be used as the temporary location for the embassy while the permanent embassy building is under construction.