Saturday 21 July 2018

US Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem ahead of opening

At least three US Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem yesterday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital.
At least three US Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem yesterday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

Stephen Farrell

At least three US Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem yesterday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital.

A Reuters witness saw workmen installing the signs, in English, Hebrew and Arabic, near the south Jerusalem location of a US consulate building that will be repurposed as the embassy when it is relocated from Tel Aviv next Monday.

Mr Trump announced the move in December, saying he was making good on US legislation and presidential pledges, dating back decades, to back Israel's designation of Jerusalem as its capital.

Mr Trump's policy shift drew consternation among some US allies.

Irish Independent

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