Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said Tuesday he will formally name a square near the new U.S. embassy site in honor of President Trump.
The backdrop: The move comes months after Trump relocated the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, triggering backlash from Palestinian officials and some world leaders. It will open next week Monday.
President Trump has recognized #Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish people. To show our love and respect for @POTUS and the American people, who always stand by the side of Israel and Jerusalem, we will name a square next to the new #USEmbassy in honor of the President.— Barkat tweeted