Happy Presidents’ Day from Jerusalem, Israel

The US has combined President George Washington’s and President Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays into one long holiday weekend in February.

But in Jerusalem, Israel, each president has his own street all year long.

image George Washington, photo Street named for Washington, picture street sign George Washington

George Washington Street is near

image Abraham Lincoln, sign Lincoln, picture of Lincoln street sign

Abraham Lincoln Street.

They may not be pronounced the same in Hebrew, but both presidents are honored with their full names.

Israelis may not celebrate this American holiday, but anyone trying to make a US bank transaction today, certainly will find out about it.

Happy US Presidents Day to all!


Real Jstreets

I lived in the United States, Canada and Australia before moving to Israel in the midst of the Second Lebanon War. For the last ten years, walking the streets of Jerusalem, the scenes I saw every day did not resemble the ones familiar in the Western media. Now I try to share those positive images with the world, what is really happening in Jerusalem, Israel, The Real Jerusalem Streets

Daily Updates

Delivered straight to Your mailbox


By signing up, you agree to our terms