Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat posted a video to Facebook calling for US President Donald Trump to announce the US Embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem just two days before Trump’s much anticipated decision on the issue. “President Trump, I encourage you to do the right thing,” Barkat stated.
On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump is expected to announce his decision regarding the US Embassy’s move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and Israel is anxiously hoping for a positive response. Meanwhile, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, who is currently visiting the US, posted a video on his Facebook page calling upon Trump to approve the highly anticipated transfer. “Here in front of the White House, I turn to you President Trump on behalf of the city of Jerusalem, the beating heart and soul of the Jewish people for more than 3,000 years,” Barkat stated.
Barkat also mentioned that he had just finished up several days in which he participated in successful events and meetings in Washington with US government officials and leaders from the American Jewish community with a united goal of supporting and strengthening Jerusalem.
Nir Barkat in Washington Photo Credit: Nir Barkat’s Facebook page/Channel 2 News
“I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment and intention to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,” Barkat said to Trump in the video. “This historic step will send a very clear message to the world that the United States stands with the Jewish people and the State of Israel.”
Barkat went on to say that Jerusalem does not “cave into pressure” and that Israel’s capital city does not allow for international pressure or violence to prevent it from acting morally. “President Trump, I encourage you to do the right thing,” Barkat continued. “Recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and bring the US Embassy home to Jerusalem.”
As reported yesterday by JOL, the US has already prepared a blueprint for a new embassy building in Jerusalem, according to an exclusive Channel 2 News report.
Though Trump is reportedly still debating the embassy relocation, which was one of his major campaign promises to Israelis and diaspora Jewry, the building plan for the new embassy has already been outlined.