Photo Credit: courtesy, Jerusalem Municipality
Walls of the Old City of Jerusalem aglow with the flags of the United States and Israel to celebrate first anniversary of the US Embassy move to the capital.

The city of Jerusalem marked the first anniversary of the relocation of the American Embassy to the capital by illuminating the walls of the Old City and the Chords Bridge in the colors of the American flag.

“The U.S. Embassy is the first to move to Jerusalem, our eternal capital,” said Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, “the only fitting location for embassies in the state of Israel.

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“We embrace and recognize our friends from the United States, President Donald Trump and Ambassador David Friedman: you are true partners,” the mayor said.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.