Washington Post: Jerusalem welcomes the new US Embassy as Palestinians decry ‘hostile’ move

The windy road leading up to the city was decorated with fluttering American and Israeli flags Monday as signs everywhere declared “Trump, Make Israel Great.” A popular soccer team even renamed itself: “Beitar Trump Jerusalem.”

Jerusalem is ready — sort of — for the official opening of the U.S. Embassy in a city at the epicenter of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

For most of Jerusalem’s residents, the wider Israeli public and the country’s leaders, the official move of the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a cause for huge celebration.

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