Yerushalayim Mayor Nir Barkat met with US Vice President Mike Pence today and thanked him for his moving speech.
“You proved that you are a true friend of the State of Israel and of Yerushalayim. On behalf of the residents of Yerushalayim, I thank you for your unprecedented support of our capital and for your commitment to bring the US Embassy home to Yerushalayim in the coming year. ”
Barkat told the Vice President that he had tears in his eyes during the important speech.
Mayor Barkat presented US Vice President Pence with a pair of cuff-links bearing the unique carving of the five-branched menorah from 2,000 years ago, signifying the unbroken connection of the Jewish people to Yerushalayim.
The Vice President invited the Mayor to visit him at the White House.
Photo credit: Ziv Sokolov