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Mayor Nir Barkat
Jerusalem municipality fast-tracks expansion of and renovations to US embassy
According to a report in Hadashot news, the expansion will add 7,500 square feet to the existing structure, allowing more staff and services to be transferred from the former Tel Aviv embassy to the compound in Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood.
Jerusalem mayor snubs Prince William after royal refusal to meet in the city
Highlighting a glaring discord on the matter of Jerusalem between Israel and the United Kingdom, Prince William reportedly declined a request by Mayor Nir Barkat to meet in Israel’s capital, telling him that he would only meet with him in a different city.