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Putting a new sign on the Jerusalem Consulate? I'd rather wait.

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Dec 15, 2017 at 11:12

Joshua,

Isn't the US Consulate in Jerusalem "For Arabs Only"? It is true, that we could move SOME offices there right now; but I imagine that relocating the US Ambassador and his staff there is a major security operation. Our new embassy in London even has a moat!

I think the embassy in Jerusalem ought to be esthetically special, seeing that it will be located in the City of God: special, but certainly not ostentatious. I suggested that it be shaped somewhat like the former shewbread table in the Temple, the item that represents the Jewish people receiving a blessing from God (symbolized by the menorah). It might have one "stack" rather than two. It would be inappropriate to hastily erect some monstrous Krushchevy of a building, just out of haste, or to move into quarters inadequate to the mission.

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