US Embassy in Jerusalem Plans Ambitious Expansion
When the American embassy moved to Jerusalem three years ago, the hope was that once the US does it, other nations would follow and Jerusalemites would live in what once seemed a Messianic dream: a city filled with embassies, consulates, and cultural centers hard at work building the best possible relations between the Jewish state and the nations of the earth.
Two new permits the city green-lighted recently – one an expansion of the current location on the slopes of Arnona to a five-floor building and the other, construction of a 10-floor building as part of a larger compound at northern Arnona (or Talpiot) on the corners of Hebron Road, Daniel Yanovski St. and Hanoch Albek St. – envision the US Embassy being an “anchor” that will transform the entire urban space around it into a diplomatic sector, Deputy Mayor for Foreign Relations, Economic Development, and Tourism Fleur Hassan-Nahoum said.
She pointed out that the current plans have been deposited at the local council, the next stage will be to show them to the district committee, after which members of the public may present their objections. (JPost / VFI News)
Jerusalem—built as a city that is bound firmly together, to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord. There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David. - Psalm 122:3-5