Israel announced that it has expedited construction permits to allow temporary quarters for the US Embassy to open in Jerusalem as scheduled in May.

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon signed a special waiver on Wednesday to cut through the bureaucratic red tape that would have delayed the transfer of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in time for Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrations in May.

The previous day, Israel announced that it has expedited the construction permits necessary in order for the embassy to open in time for the event, as planned.

The Independence Day celebrations this year will be truly exciting!