A place near the controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem is named in honor of President Trump, the city's mayor announced Tuesday.
"We have decided that the place next to the embassy in the capital is" United "in honor of President Donald Trump," wrote Mayor Nir Barkat in a Facebook post entitled "Jerusalem Brings Love Back to Trump! "
The city will hold a special ceremony on the tree-lined square after the opening of the new embassy near Arnona on May 14 – the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence, reported local branch Arutz Sheva
"President Trump decided to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people," Barkat said, "and stand on the side of history and truth and do the right thing." The naming of this place in honor of President Trump is Jerusalem's way of looking at the president and the president United States people who stand by Israel's side to pay tribute. "
Located at the intersection of David Flusser Street and Kfar Etzion Street, the place was given the green light by the Jerusalem Nomenclature Committee a year ago, according to the Jerusalem Post ,
Trump announced the plan to pick the message from Tel Aviv and recognize Jerusalem as state capital in December campaign vows that increased already strained tensions in the region.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner ̵
The group also includes Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, American Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Jason Greenblatt, Special Representative for International Negotiations 59002] Palestinian officials have described the move as illegal and stated that he would seek peace thwart the two states. They are trying to found their own capital in the eastern part of the city, Haaretz reported.