The Mayor of Jerusalem projected the flags of the United States and Israel side-by-side onto the walls of the Old City on Wednesday night as an expression of gratitude for President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat had the flags projected onto “16th-century walls from Jaffa Gate in the direction of Mount Zion,” Fox News Insider reported.
“[Trump’s announcement] is a historic declaration that sends a clear message to the entire world that the US stands with the Jewish people, the State of Israel and Jerusalem,” Barkat said. “As a gesture and expression of the courageous friendship between the American people and the people of Israel, we decided to project the American and Israeli flags onto the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, the ultimate symbol of the strength of the Jewish people’s connection to Jerusalem for over 3,000 years.”
On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a powerful statement expressing his appreciation of Trump’s support for Israel and decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
This is a historic day. Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for nearly 70 years. Jerusalem has been the focus of our hopes, our dreams, our prayers for three millennia. Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3,000 years. Thank you, @realDonaldTrump! pic.twitter.com/mWCUpUMpiC
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) December 6, 2017