Jerusalem municipality okays site for permanent US Embassy

A Jerusalem Municipality committee approves plans to build the permanent US Embassy in the capital on Derech Hebron street, according to the city’s deputy mayor.

It also green-lights the expansion of the current US mission in the Arnona neighborhood.

According to Kan news, the move has been expedited in light of Trump’s imminent departure from the White House. The outgoing president moved the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in 2018, in a major foreign policy move that went against decades of international consensus.

The quickened process appeared to be an attempt to further create facts on the ground that would make it harder for the upcoming administration of Joe Biden to reverse the move — though he isn’t believed to be planning to do so anyway.