Rep. Zeldin Attends U.S. Embassy Opening in Jerusalem and Releases Statement
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JERUSALEM - On Monday, May 14, 2018, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) released the following statement after attending the opening of the United States Embassy in Israel, which now has officially been moved from Tel Aviv to the capital city of Jerusalem. During the Congressional Delegation visit to Israel, Congressman Zeldin attended several other meetings and events, including a private meeting Monday morning for over an hour with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 14 Members of Congress from the United States Senate and House of Representatives participated in the Congressional Delegation visit to Israel, along with a Presidential Delegation led by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and First Daughter, White House Senior Advisor, Ivanka Trump.
“I was honored to be part of the United States delegation in Israel's capital today for the move of the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which was long overdue,” said Congressman Zeldin. “I'm grateful of President Trump's leadership in not only following through with his own campaign promise and the campaign promises of Presidents of the past, but most importantly this decision was just the right thing to do. Jerusalem is Israel's capital and this is where our embassy should be located. The support, pride and warm welcome from Israelis has been such a remarkable memory I will never want to forget. This is a historic day not only for the life of a nation but also for an alliance between nations that is second to none.”