Banners reading “Trump Make Israel Great” were hung throughout Jerusalem to mark the opening of the new U.S. Embassy on Monday.
— Glenna Milberg (@GlennaOn10) May 14, 2018
I’m driving in #Jerusalem right now and this is what it looks like!
There are “Trump Make #Israel Great” signs on the traffic lights, & American flags flying next to Israeli flags all around the capital of Israel!
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) May 11, 2018
— lena badr abdelhamid (@lenaabdelhamid) May 13, 2018
The banners were hung in advance of the new embassy’s opening, which coincides with Israeli independence day.
The embassy’s opening is a fulfillment of one of Trump’s campaign promises and a break from the international community.
Israelis see the ancient city as their capital — sentiments Trump echoed in December with his decision to relocate the U.S. Embassy there — while Palestinians view East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state.
The international community, however, has traditionally viewed Tel Aviv as Israel’s capital.
The new embassy has also…